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IDHR Forms

Public Contracts Unit 

 Our forms have moved! IDHR is proud to launch the new IDHR portal to the State of Illinois Enterprise Licensing and Permitting (ELP) system, to make your registration or renewal of a business or business location easier, faster, and more accessible. This new portal is scheduled to open March 15, 2021. For more information on ELP Click Here

Complainant Information Sheet (CIS) 

If you believe that you have been discriminated against in one of the following areas, you need to fill out the appropriate CIS (form) and mail (or fax) it to IDHR in order to file a charge with IDHR.

Click here to file an employment chargeClick here to file a housing and real estate chargeClick here to file a finalcial credit charge
Click here to file a public accommodation chargeClick here to file a sexual harassment in education charge

Please save the form, complete and submit via email to IDHR.Intake@illinois.gov.  You may also mail your completed form to the Department's address listed on the bottom of the form. If your Acrobat Reader doesn't open the CIS form, click here for help.

Charge Processing Forms 

Completed charge processing forms with signatures must be mailed or faxed to IDHR to be considered filed.  Emailed forms will not be processed.

Attorney Packet:
Charge filing forms and instructions for attorneys.

Appearance Form:
To enter the appearance of Complainant’s and/or Respondent’s attorney.

Medical Release and Consent Form and Disability Questionnaire for Employment
To consent to the release and use of Complainant's medical documentation,
(Required for Disability Cases) and Information request to a physician regarding a medical condition.

Medical Release and Consent Form and Disability Questionnaire for Housing
To consent to the release and use of Complainant’s medical documentation,
(Required for Disability Cases) and Information request to a physician regarding a medical condition.

Opt Out Request Form
To request a Notice of Opt Out of IDR's investigation and Administrative Process, and of Right to Commence an Action in Circuit Court.  If the IDHR charge number includes an 'A', 'E', 'F' or 'L' the charge is cross-filed with the EEOC and the EEOC charge number is needed for the Opt Out Request Form.  If you do not know (or do not have available) the cross-filed EEOC charge number, call (312) 814-4294 or email IDHR.preinvestigation@illinois.gov.  (Only available for charges filed on or after August 24, 2018; must be requested within 60 days of information notice).

Sample Formal Response:
A sample format for Respondent to prepare a Formal Response to a charge filed with IDHR.  

Voluntary Withdrawal Request Forms 

The Department has several voluntary withdrawal request forms.  The correct form depends on the type of case. 

You must submit the correct and complete withdrawal form to the Department.  Forms with different or incorrect text will not be processed. 

You will identify which form to use by referring to your charge number and noting the letters in the number.  For example, if you charge number was 2012CA0000, you would use the "CA/SA" withdrawal form.

Click on the letters below that match the letters in your charge number for the correct withdrawal form:

  • CA/SA:  insert Illinois Department of Human Rights charge number and EEOC charge number, signature and date.   (CA/SA Spanish version)
  • CF/SF/CE/SE:  insert Illinois Department of Human Rights charge number and EEOC charge number, signature and date.   (CF/SF/CE/SE Spanish version)
  • CH/SH:  insert Illinois Department of Human Rights charge number and HUD charge number, signature and date.
  • All other charges:  insert Illinois Department of Human Rights charge number, signature and date.   (Spanish version)   

    All forms require the correct name for complainant and respondent, charge number(s), signature and date.

    The IDHR forms above are available in “PDF” format.  Viewing “PDF” files requires Acrobat Reader. If your Acrobat Reader doesn't open the form, click here for help.