The Michigan Freedom of Information Act entitles all persons, except those incarcerated in state or local correctional facilities, 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. Public records include writings (which include e-mail) prepared, owned, used, in the possession of, or retained by a public body or its divisions and employees in the performance of an official function, from the time they are created. There are certain public records that are exempt from disclosure, and these are defined in the Act. Further, the Act requires that public bodies designate a FOIA coordinator to receive and take action on FOIA requests.
Below are links to the Village of Elk Rapids FOIA documents.
- Freedom of Information Act Procedures and Guidelines (PDF)
- Written Public Summary of FOIA Procedures and Guidelines (PDF)
- FOIA Forms Packet (PDF)
- FOIA Fee Itemization Form (PDF)
Residents who would like to submit a FOIA request, or who have questions regarding these documents, should contact the Village Clerk (FOIA Coordinator) via phone (231-264-9274) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).