Freedom of Information Act Process for the Department of State

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 to:


USPS Mailing Address:
Michigan Department of State
Attn: FOIA Coordinator
P.O. Box 30204
Lansing, MI 48918


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

View the Department's written procedures and guidelines.

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