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Contact the Governor
Contact the Governor
Governor Whitmer’s office is available to assist Michiganders with matters pertaining to a state government department or agency. To share an opinion with the Governor’s office or to request assistance with matters pertaining to state government please review the information below.
Contact the Governor
Governor Gretchen Whitmer
P.O. Box 30013
Lansing, Michigan 48909
517-335-7858 (Constituent Services)
Request RecognitionGovernor Gretchen Whitmer is pleased to recognize individuals for their contributions to the state of Michigan. The decision to issue these recognition and documents is completely at the discretion of the governor and her staff. Please allow at least 5 business days for review and processing.
Letter of Recognition
Birthday Greetings RequestMilitary Service Retirement Recognition RequestWedding Anniversary Recognition RequestEagle Scout Achievement Recognition RequestGirl Scout Gold Award Recognition RequestEvent Welcome LetterFlag Order
Flag HonorsThe Governor orders U.S. flags to be lowered to half-staff throughout Michigan and on Michigan waters in accordance with in honor of fallen Michigan servicemen and servicewomen. Additionally, flags will be flown at half-staff during periods of national mourning as proclaimed by the President of the United States. You can request flag honors and subscribe to updates on our Flag Honors page.
Order a FlagTo order a flag flown over the Michigan State Capitol, please complete this online form. The flags are 3'x5' and are made of nylon. There is a certificate issued with the flag that certifies the flag was flown over the Michigan State Capitol. You may request a flag that was flown on a specific date, but it is based on availability and cannot be guaranteed.
Request a ProclamationProclamations are provided by the Governor's Office as a service to Michigan citizens to increase awareness of significant issues in the state. Proclamations are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and the Governor's Office reserves the right to decline any request. To submit a proclamation request, please send a detailed e-mail to email@example.com at least four weeks in advance of when the recognition is needed. You can view current and past proclamations on our proclamations page.
Frequently Asked Questions
Medicare – Medicare, a health insurance program for seniors and the disabled, is run by the federal government. This is not to be confused with Medicaid, which is overseen by the state. For issues regarding Medicare, including disputes over coverage, enrollment, and other similar matters, contact Senator Peters, Senator Stabenow, or your Congressperson. If you are unsure of who your Congressperson is, you may find them by using your zip code on the find your US Representative search site.
Legal Issues – The Governor’s office cannot interfere with the legal process. If you are seeking legal help or advice, the State Bar of Michigan provides an attorney referral service that can be accessed either at that link or by calling (800) 968-0738. If you wish to file a complaint against a lawyer, that can be done via the Attorney Grievance Commission. If you wish to file a complaint against a judge, that can be done via the Judicial Tenure Commission.
Immigration – Unless it is regarding State of Michigan policy regarding immigration, you will need to contact your federal elected officials for concerns regarding federal immigration policy, applications for visas, and other similar issues. For assistance with these issues you may contact your United States Senators, Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow, and/or your Congressperson. If you are unsure of who your Congressperson is, you may find them by using your zip code on the find your US Representative search site.
Postal Service – The United States Postal Service is run by the federal government. For issues regarding the Postal Service, contact Senator Peters, Senator Stabenow, or your Congressperson, who can be found by using your zip code on the find your US Representative search site.
Social Security – Social Security is run by the federal government. For issues regarding Social Security, such as issues with a pending application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) contact Senator Peters, Senator Stabenow, or your Congressperson, who can be found by using your zip code on the find your US Representative search site.
If your issue involves a state department or agency, or if you are unsure, please complete the Request Assistance form.