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.

Only existing, non-exempt public records can be provided under the Freedom of Information ACT (FOIA). Tax returns and tax return information are confidential records protected from disclosure under Michigan Compiled Law 205.28(1)(f) and therefore cannot be released under the FOIA. If you are seeking tax related information, please see the instructions for submitting a Disclosure Request to the Office of Privacy and Security.

FOIA requests directed to this Department can be sent by email or mail to:


Michigan Department of Treasury
Attn. FOIA Coordinator
P.O. Box 30716
Lansing, MI 48909

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.