Create an Account - Increase your productivity, customize your experience, and engage in information you care about.
On Sunday, April 5, 2020, Gov. Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-38, which relaxes the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act, to ensure the public has access to information, while also balancing staff safety during the COVID-19 pandemic and stay-home order.
Under the new order, a public body must respond to a FOIA request within 10 business days – this is an extension of the typical five days.
If a FOIA request requires a staff member to do a physical search for records, staff will defer it until the state disaster declaration is lifted. If this is the case, staff will communicate with the requester. That person may then amend their request to include only electronic records.
At this time, the order applies to all FOIA requests received through June 4, 2020.
Please describe the public records you wish to receive. To ensure you are provided the correct documents, please provide as much detail as possible. When requesting Police Department reports, please provide the incident report number, the date of the occurrence, the location and the parties involved, if known.
I understand a public body must respond to my request within five (5) business days after it is received. The public body must grant or deny
all or a portion of my request, or issue a notice extending for ten (10) business days, the period in which the public body must respond to my
request. In place of these deadlines, I agree to allow the public body a reasonable time to process my request.
I acknowledge that from the time that I, or the organization I represent, have been granted access to a "motor vehicle accident report" until thirty (30) days after the date the report is filed, both I and the organization I represent (if any) are prohibited from: (a) using the report for any direct solicitation of an individual, vehicle owner, or property owner listed in the report (b) disclosing any personal information contained in the report to a third party for commercial solicitation of an individual, vehicle owner, or property owner listed in the report. This statement is made pursuant to Public Act 218 of 2013 and I further acknowledge that a person that knowingly violates section 503 of Public Act 218 of 2013 is guilty of a crime punishable by a fine or imprisonment or both.
The City will respond to this request within five (5) working days.
*A confirmation page will pop-up once your request has been submitted. You must allow pop-ups for this site to be able to view the confirmation page.
This field is not part of the form submission.
* indicates a required field