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Placing an Order

To order aerial photography you can mail, fax, or email a letter of request. In your letter you need to:

  • describe the area(s) you want coverage for. A description such as “site at SW corner of John and Doe intersection” is preferred; however, a legal description is acceptable.
  • indicate whether you want the newest, oldest, closest to a certain date, or historical photography (note there is a research fee for historical requests).
  • include a copy of a map detailing the desired area. A county plat book map, copy of a USGS quadrangle map, or a detailed map from any of the online map sites is sufficient. Your map should have the site outlined as specific as possible, not circled.
  • include a phone number and mailing address on your request so that we may contact you with the information. Please note that a $13.00 per hour fee will be charged for research related to your request. A time, size, and cost estimate will be provided when we know what is available for your site. The research fee is charged even if an order is not placed as the historical research service was performed and communicated.

Letters of request can be mailed to:

Illinois Department of Transportation
Surveys, Mapping and Modeling
2300 South Dirksen Parkway, Room 003
Springfield, Illinois 62764

Letters of request can be faxed to: Surveys, Mapping and Modeling, (217) 524-4149

Letters of request can be emailed to: