Freedom of Information Act

Michigan Freedom of Information Act

The Michigan Freedom of Information Act, enacted in 1976,  is a series of laws designed to guarantee that the public has access to public records of government bodies at all levels in Michigan. Records are defined as a writing which encompasses handwriting, typing, printing, photographing, photocopying, and every other means of recording, and includes letters, words, pictures, sounds, or symbols, or combinations thereof, or other means of recording or retaining meaningful content prepared, owned, used, in the possession of, or retained by a public body in the performance of an official function, from the time it is created."


Resources

Freedom of Information Act:  Summary 

Fee Itemization Form:  Used to calculate cost of request

Procedures and Guidelines