Requesting a Driving or Vehicle Record


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.

    Please note that Driver and Vehicle Records are not subject to the FOIA fee schedule, but are governed by the fees shown at the top of this webpage.