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Freedom of Information Act Process for Michigan Department of Education

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 Education can be sent by email, facsimile or mail to:


David Head
FOIA Coordinator
608 West Allegan,
Fourth Floor, John A. Hannah Building
Lansing, Michigan 48933

Fax: 517-335-4565

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

View the Department's written procedures and guidelines.

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


FOIA Online Payment Option

The Department of Education now accepts payments for FOIA requests online. Invoices will explain your payment options. 

Please visit our payment webpage if you want to pay online.