Freedom of Information Act Process for Department of Natural Resources

Michigan's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), MCL 15.231 et seq, provides that certain persons can receive copies or make inspections of most public records of public bodies upon written request. The person must sufficiently describe the records he or she seeks. The public body may charge a fee to cover the cost of complying with a person's FOIA request.

FOIA requests directed to this Department can be sent by email or mail to:


Freedom of Information Act Officer
Executive Division
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
P.O. Box 30028
Lansing, MI 48909-7528

517-284-5808 (Phone) 517-335-4242 (Fax)

Requests should include a name, phone number, and mailing address.

View the Department's FOIA policy and procedure (PDF).

View a written public summary of the Department's policy and procedure.