Freedom of Information Act

Q: What is FOIA?

A: FOIA stands for Freedom of Information Act.

  • FOIA establishes a citizen’s legal right to access government records and information upon request.
  • FOIA responses and information are freely available (within set guidelines) but they are not free to obtain; usually, you must pay for the costs of finding, processing, copying and mailing the requested material.

FOIA Fee Itemization Form (Effective July 1, 2015)

Resolution Establishing Procedures and Guidelines to Implement the Michigan FOIA (Enacted June 23, 2015)

Summary of FOIA Procedures and Guidelines

FOIA Form (Requires a Microsoft Word-compatible program to open)

PA 51, SECTION 18j, MCL 247.668j Annual Certification of Employee-related Conditions (PDF format)

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