Request for Records and FOIA

Take me to the Ledger!As prescribed by the Freedom of Information Act [5 ILCS 140/1] the Office of the Comptroller makes available to any person for inspection or copying all non-exempt, public records. Any written Freedom of Information request is promptly responded to, indicating compliance or denial to the request within 5 working days. In certain circumstances, the Office of the Comptroller may take up to an additional 5 working days to collect and prepare public records.  Responses to requests made for a commercial purpose, however, may take up to 21 days or longer.

If a member of the public is denied access to public records or if a response to a written request is not given within this time limit, the individual requesting access to public records may consider the request denied and may appeal to the Public Access Counselor or bring an action in circuit court to seek access to those public records.

Any person may complete a Request for Records form, requesting any non-exempt public records of the Office of the Comptroller. The form is NOT required to submit a FOIA, but is available as a resource for anyone who wants to request records from the IOC. All Requests for Records will be responded to promptly.

All Freedom of Information requests should be directed to:

Office of the Comptroller
Freedom of Information Officer
201 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
Email: FOIA@mail.ioc.state.il.us
FAX 217.524.3229