Request for Advisory Opinion or Investigation

A request for an advisory opinion or request for an investigation may be made by completing and returning the proper forms below to the Board of Ethics. All inquiries will be kept confidential.


Request for Advisory Opinion

Request for Advisory Opinion Form

The Board renders Advisory Opinions with respect to the provisions of the Ethics Ordinance based upon a real or hypothetical set of circumstances, when requested in writing by a person authorized to request an Advisory Opinion. For more on submitting this request and persons authorized to request an opinion, please refer to Section 4 of the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Ethics.


Request for Investigation

Report an Ethics Violation

The Board receives written complaints of alleged violations of the Ethics Ordinance for the purpose of investigation. For more about requesting an investigation and the subsequent investigation process, please refer to Section 5 of the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Ethics.


Gift Disclosure

Gift Disclosure Form

Under the Cook County Ethics Ordinance, all Cook County officials and employees must disclose to the Board of Ethics the receipt of certain gifts. This form is to be used for disclosing gift information. If you have received a gift that must be disclosed, you must complete and file this disclosure form with the Cook County Board of Ethics within ten (10) business days of receiving the gift. Failure to file is a violation of the Cook County Ethics Ordinance.