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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests

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 from EGLE must be in writing and describe the requested records with enough 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.

It is recommended that all FOIA requests and payments intended for EGLE, be submitted via the online FOIA Request Center. For additional information about how to interact with the EGLE FOIA Request Center, view the Guide for Requesters. Please note, records will only be available in EGLE's FOIA Request Center for 365 calendar days; at which time they will be destroyed as required by the Department's records and retention schedule. Questions or concerns may be directed to

Submit a FOIA request

A request may also be posted to:

Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy
ATTN: FOIA Coordinator
P.O. Box 30457
Lansing, MI 48909-7957

or by fax to 517-241-0858.



Frequently used resources that may contain the information you're looking for

Wait! You may not need to submit a FOIA request. EGLE has many databases that may contain the public records, datasets, or other information you need. Continue scrolling to find a list of our most frequently used resources, available at no cost to you.