The Civil Lawsuit, filed Thursday in Cook County court, comes to the end of the year.
Chicago's Department of Law noted that over two dozen police officers and detectives spent working weeks in Smollett's case, resulting in 1,836 overtime hours.
The city also wants to pay $ 1,000 for each "false statement" attorneys' fees and other litigation costs, according to the document.
Smollett's attorney refused to comment on the lawsuit.
Smollett could pay. However, Chicago was unable to pay more than $ 390,000 under a current city code.
Smollett, who is black and gay, had told him that he was attacking him on January 29;
Smollett staged the attack to bolster his profile and career, but all 16 felony disorderly conduct charges against the Empire "were dropped last month.
The Prosecutors said the charges were dismissed after he was forfeited his bail money and performer community service.