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Home > Freedom of Information Act Request

The Freedom of Information Act was created to ensure that public entities like the Cook County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) operate on an open and transparent level. It allows the media, commercial business, or individuals to request documents and records.
Before submitting a FOIA request please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. To submit a request, please follow the steps listed below:

Freedom of Information Act Request Form

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There is no fee for the first 50 pages of black and white, letter or legal sized copies. The CCSO requires a fee of ¢15 cents per page for each page of a request that is more than 50 pages. The requestor must pay the copying fee before the office will release the requested copies.

Crash/Reconstruction Report: If you would like to obtain a copy of an accident crash report or an accident reconstruction report, please be advised there is a $5 fee for crash reports and a $20.00 fee for reconstruction reports, pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/6(b) and 625 ILCS 5/11-416.  Include a check or money order with your request payable to the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Department.  Submit the written request and accompanying check to:

Attn: FOIA Officer
Richard J. Daley Center, Room 704
50 West Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602

Media: If you would like to obtain copies of photographs, audio, or video, please be advised there may be an additional fee for the cost of the recording medium pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/6(a).  A CCSO FOIA officer will inform you of such a fee and will require receipt of payment prior to tendering responsive records.

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