Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is the Federal law that provides access to public records, except for those protected from disclosure under the Act. To request records, please complete the FOIA Request for Records form and return it to FOIA Coordinator, 90 Kerby Road, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI.

Please note:

The City has five business days to respond if the request is submitted in person, through the mail or submitted electronically (not counting the day the request is received).

If necessary, the City may issue a ten-day extension, which allows ten additional business days to search for the requested information.

Charges may include the hourly wage, or a portion thereof, of the lowest paid employee capable of performing the search, the costs of copying and retrieval of offsite records.

If research and copying costs exceed $50, a good faith deposit of no more than 50% of the final cost may be required.