Michigan's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides all persons (except persons incarcerated in correctional facilities) with access to public records of public bodies. Requests to inspect or receive public records of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (Department) must be in writing and describe the requested records with sufficient detail to enable the Department to identify and locate the requested records. Some records are exempt from disclosure under the FOIA or another statute and thus will not be provided. A fee may be charged to process your request.

Submit a FOIA Request

Go to the My Records Center to track and view your FOIA requests or pay an invoice.

Many of the Department’s reports, including data and statistics, are available on the Reports & Statistics page and on the Health Reports Page. Birth, death, marriage, or divorce records may be ordered from the Department’s Vital Records Office.

To expedite processing the Department recommends you submit your FOIA request online.

Requests may also be posted to Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, ATTN: FOIA Coordinator, P.O. Box 30195, Lansing, Michigan, 48909 or faxed to 517-241-7340.

You may review the Department’s FOIA policies, procedures, and summary and Michigan’s FOIA law.