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Looking to request copies of City records? The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) allows you to request copies or access to most City records.
Fees are charged for labor and other actual costs pursuant to MCL 15.234 and City Policy 91-02. A fee deposit may be required for requests likely to exceed $50.00.
We offer a few types of requests:
Make this type of request when you want a copy or copies of City documents.
Make this type of request when you don't need a copy of the document. We'll review your request and either allow you access or explain why you can't access a document.
Make this type of request when you want copies of all documents related to a specific issue.
You have a few options for document delivery:
We're working to build an online version of our request form. In the meantime, download and fill out the PDF request form.
Download the Request Form
We designed our form to collect the information we need to process your request. Still, you might want more details about our FOIA process. That's why we publish our Freedom of Information Act Procedures and Guidelines online.
You'll find our contact information in the Contact Us section of this page. We're happy to accept your application in whatever form is easiest for you.
We respond to requests within 5 business days. After we review your request, we'll respond in writing and take one of these actions:
Download and fill out the PDF request form.
We'll make sure you have all the information you need to file your request. We'll send you the request form and walk you through the steps of the process. If the information you're requesting is on our website, we'll help you find it.
We'll send you the form by email, mail, or fax. If that doesn't work, you can pick up a request form from our office.
Our address is in the Contact Us section of this page. You can fill out the request form in our office. We can answer any questions you have about the process.
We designed our form to collect the information we need to process your request. Still you might want more details about our FOIA process. That's why we publish our Freedom of Information Act Procedures and Guidelines online.
We'll get your request form to the FOIA Coordinator for processing.
Freedom of Information Act Administrative Policy