Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests

Bureau of Community and Health Systems - Requesting Documents

Requests for documents under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) must be submitted in writing to the Bureau of Community and Health Systems. Requests must include a sufficient description of the records you are seeking and your contact information in order for a response and records to be sent to you.

Under FOIA, our office has five (5) business days to respond to a request, but may extend the time by an additional 10 business days by notifying the requesting person in writing of the reason for the extension and the date a response shall be provided.

In addition, a fee may be charged for the search, retrieval, examination, review, and separation and deletion of exempt from nonexempt material.  If a fee is charged, an invoice will be sent for any applicable costs for the request.


Please mail or email your FOIA requests to:

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Bureau of Community and Health Services
Attention: FOIA Coordinator
PO Box 30664
Lansing, MI 48909


For any additional questions on how to submit a request, please call:

517-335-1980 (option 3)


View the Department’s written procedures and guidelines:,4601,7-154-72704-357923--,00.html