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File an Emergency Management & Communications FOIA Request

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a state law that provides citizens with access to public records.  Each City department is a separate agency responsible for maintaining its own records, so requests should be submitted to the department that maintains the records you want.

All Freedom of Information requests submitted to City of Chicago departments must include the following information:

  1. The name, mailing address and contact information of the requester;
  2. A description of the records that are being requested.

Emergency Management & Communications FOIA Information:

For Emergency Management & Communications FOIA requests, write to:

Website:                                 FOIA Records Portal

Fax:                                           312.746.9120

Mail:                                          1411 W. Madison St.
                                                  Chicago, IL 60607


Please note that all FOIA requests are posted online.  FOIA requests are public information, and when you submit a FOIA request, your name and information about the request will be made available on the City's website.


Please be specific about the information you are seeking, and indicate the exact locations and dates.  Please indicate in your request how you would like the information sent to you (via email, mail, or available to pick up at our office).

Click here for the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Program & Initiative Page