Freedom of Information Act Requests
Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides the public the right to request, to inspect, and/or receive copies of public records, and to subscribe to regular issuances of public records (e.g., Board minutes, Planning Commission agendas, etc.).
It is the public policy of Michigan and Grand Haven Charter Township that all persons (except those persons incarcerated in state or local correctional facilities) are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts of those who represent them as public officials and public employees. The people shall be informed so that they may fully participate in the democratic process.
Consistent with the Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Public Act 442 of 1976, the information contained on this webpage is intended to assist the public understand the Freedom of Information Act; understand how to request public documents; and, understand any costs or fees associated with a request.
- Public Summary of FOIA Procedures and Guidelines
- Inspection of Public Records Guidelines
- Request for Public Records Form
- Notice to Extend Response Time Form
- Notice of Denial Form
- Detailed Cost Itemization Form
- Appeal of Denial of Records Form
- Appeal of Excess Fee Form
How to Make a FOIA Request
FOIA Requests for records can be submitted by mail, fax or email:
Grand Haven Charter Township
13300 168th Ave
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Fax: (616) 842-9419