Prepare for Pesticide Spray Season - Part VI: Requesting Your Pesticide Complaint Investigation File


After you receive a letter notifying you of the State regulatory agency’s findings regarding your pesticidePesticide Spray Drift On Farm complaint, it is important to request a copy of your complete investigation file. This can be done by sending a written request addressed to: (in Illinois)

Freedom of Information Office, Illinois Department of Agriculture, State Fairgrounds, P. O. Box 19281, Springfield, IL 62794-9281. 

The IDOA destroys case files after an undisclosed amount of time. Request a copy of the completed investigation within a month after receiving your notification letter.

Your letter can be simple, and include the following:

To Whom It May Concern:

Please send, through the Freedom of Information Act, the completed complaint investigation file #(xxxxx) to:  (include your name and complete address. You can also include the date of the incident and the investigator.)

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