Fees for FOIA/Public Records Requests

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CTPF may charge the following fees for any FOIA/Public Records request in accordance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act:

Hardcopies

  • Black and white, letter or legal size:
    • First 50 pages: free
    • 51 pages and up: $0.15 per page
  • Color or other size: Actual reproduction cost, excluding personnel costs
  • Certification of a record: $1

Electronic Copies

  • Purchase price of recording medium (example: cost of CD)

Voluminous Requests

  • Non-PDF
    • Less than 2 megabytes of data: $20
    • 2-4 megabytes of data: $40
    • More than 4 megabytes of data: $100
  • PDF
    • Less than 80 megabytes of data: $20
    • 80-160 megabytes of data: $40
    • More than 160 megabytes of data: $100

Commercial Purpose Requests

  • All applicable, above-stated charges
  • $10 for each hour (after the first 8 hours) spent by personnel in searching, retrieving, and redacting a requested record
  • Actual cost of retrieving and transporting public records from an off-site facility
  • Cost of mailing supplies and postage
  • Other costs determined based on nature of request

An accounting of all fees, costs, and personnel hours in connection with the request is sent to the requester if fees apply. CTPF will not respond to any request before all fees, costs, and personnel hours are paid by the requester in accordance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.