Freedom of Information Act Process for Michigan Department of Transportation

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 this department can be sent by email or mail to:

FOIA Coordinator
Office of Communications
Michigan Department of Transportation
425 W. Ottawa St.
Lansing, MI 48933

517-230-6912
MDOT-FOIA@Michigan.gov 

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

MDOTs written procedures and guidelines

Public summary of MDOTs procedures and guidelines


Transparency Liaison

Executive Directive 2019-11 requires state departments to designate an individual to serve as a transparency liaison for the department. The transparency liaison assists the public in accessing department records through the Freedom of Information Act process. The transparency liaison acts as an advocate for the disclosure of public records and for transparency and procedures that encourage public participation in public meetings. The transparency liaison also assists individuals seeking to participate in public meetings.  

If you have questions about, or seek assistance with, the filing of an MDOT FOIA request, navigating the MDOT FOIA process, participating in an MDOT public meeting, or another open government issue, please contact MDOT’s Transparency Liaison by mail, email, or phone at:

MDOT Transparency Liaison
Office of Communications
Michigan Department of Transportation
425 W. Ottawa St.
Lansing, MI 48933

517-719-4009
FischerT2@Michigan.gov