Freedom of Information (FOIA)/Request for Records

Michigan's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulates and sets requirements for the disclosure of public records by all public bodies in the state.  In general, all records except those specifically cited as exceptions are covered by the FOIA.    Information may be exempt from disclosure that pertains to specific personal information that would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of privacy, investigatory records, as well as others.  If you would like to submit a FOIA request, please carefully read the information below.  Michigan law requires public bodies to respond  to a FOIA request within five business days unless a single extension of not more than ten business days has been issued, as allowed under the law.   

In order to submit a FOIA to the Clerk's Office, refer to the related FOIA Documents below.  In most cases, there will be a charge for producing the requested public information.  

Electronic FOIA Request

FOIA Documents