Freedom of Information Act Process for Michigan Department of Civil Rights

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.

Email FOIA requests to, or mail to the address below:

Michigan Department of Civil Rights
Attn. FOIA Coordinator
3054 W. Grand Blvd., Suite 3-600
Detroit, Michigan 48202

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

View the Department's written procedures and guidelines.

View a written public summary of the Department's procedures and guidelines.