Looking to request copies of City records? The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) allows you to request copies or access to most City records.
There are also multiple online records available without filing a FOIA request.
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 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 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:
An online version of our request form is now available.
Start Your FOIA Request
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.
Download the Request Form
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.
Freedom of Information Act Administrative Policy
Online FOIA Request Form
Download the FOIA Request Form(PDF, 320KB)