Freedom of Information Act Process for Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development

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 the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development can be sent by email or mail to:

Email: MDA-Info@Michigan.gov

Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development
Attn. FOIA Coordinator
P.O. Box 30017
Lansing, MI  48909

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

You may download a request form; however a request form is not required to submit a request.

View the Department's written procedures and guidelines.

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