The Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 ILCS 140) is designed to ensure that the public has reasonable access to information about its State and local government. FOIA sets forth the procedure for public requests to inspect or receive copies of Bureau records. More information on FOIA is located on the website of the Illinois Attorney General.
The Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation 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 The Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation 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 Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation. The form is NOT required to submit a FOIA request, but is available as a resource for anyone who wants to request records from IDFPR. All requests for records will be responded to promptly.
All Freedom of Information requests should be directed to:
Freedom of Information Officer
100 West Randolph, 9th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601