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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The City Clerk is the Coordinator for Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

What is the Freedom of Information Act?

The Michigan Freedom of Information Act regulates and sets requirements for disclosure of public records by "all public bodies" in the State of Michigan.  All State agencies, County and other governments, schools boards, other boards, departments, commissions, councils, and public colleges and universities are covered.  Any program primarily funded by the State and local authority are covered.

Any person shall make a written request to the Freedom of Information Act Coordinator to inspect, copy or receive a copy of a public record.  A response is required by the public body no later than five business days from the request, unless notification is given that an extention to ten days is necessary.  Fees may be charged for providing the requested documents including mailing costs and duplication costs.