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First Time (Initial) Employer Report Form (PC-1)

If you are applying for an IDHR Employer Eligibility Number for the First Time, via regular mail, there will be a $75.00 non-refundable fee.  The number expires five (5) years after the date of issue and may be renewed at that time for an additional $75.00 fee.  The First-Time Employer Report Form (PC-1) is deemed filed when it is properly completed, signed, and received at the IDHR Chicago office with the $75.00 (non-refundable) registration fee payable to the Illinois Department of Human Rights.

NO BUSINESS OR PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED   --- only cashier’s check, certified check, money order, or credit cards will be accepted and processed.  All forms accompanied by a business or personal check will be returned unprocessed. 

Vendors may apply for a First-Time IDHR Employer Eligibility Number through the Vendor On-Line Registration link below.  IDHR payments can be made by the following credit cards:   Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover.

If your company has multiple locations with the same FEIN as the corporate headquarters, you cannot register locations through the On-Line Registration link.  The corporate headquarters for the company must submit via regular mail a First Time (Initial) Employer Report Form (PC-1) for all Illinois locations it wishes to register. No additional fee is required.

Definitions, Clauses & Policies — (PC-1 Form) (Please read before filling out the form)

To pay by Check OR Money Order, click on the First-Time link below:


(First time applicant beginning January 1, 2010)


To pay by Credit Card, click on the link below:

Vendor On-Line Registration

For more information, contact the Public Contracts Unit by Email.