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:

Email: 
MDOS-FOIA@michigan.gov

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

Phone:
517-241-3463

Requests MUST include:

  • the requesting person's complete name
  • requesting person's address in compliance with United States Postal Service addressing standards
  • valid telephone number or electronic mail address


View the Department's written procedures and guidelines.

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