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Michigan FOIA Request for Public Records

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Michigan

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request for Public Records

State Attorney

Overview:

This is a sample form provided by the State of Michigan. This FOIA form can easily be customized by each local government and will ensure it is notifying the requestor of appropriate information. Most requests are made in writing to specific offices in which information is held. Response time is up to 5 business days. Exemptions: private information, trade secrets, advisory communication with government, attorney-client communications, medical and psychological care, campaign committees and select law enforcement records. Most requests are made in writing to specific offices in which information is held.

Name of State Act:

Michigan Freedom of Information Act, Public Act 442 of 1976, MCL 15.231, et seq.

  • Exemptions:

    private information, trade secrets, advisory communication with government, attorney-client communications, medical and psychological care, campaign committies and select law enforcement records

  • Response Time:

    5 Business Days

  • Restrictions

    None

Frequently Asked Questions about

Michigan FOIA Request for Public Records

We have curated some of the most commonly asked questions for you.

What is a FOIA Request?

A Freedom of Information Act request is a “written request that describes a public record sufficiently to enable the public body to find the public record.”  

Who is subject to FOIA and where do I send a FOIA request?

There are over 10,000 public bodies in the State of Michigan subject to FOIA.  If you wish to request records held by a particular public body, your request should be sent to that specific public body.

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