Freedom of Information Requests
What is the Freedom of Information Act?
The Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulates and sets requirements for the disclosure of public records by all public bodies in the state, including all state agencies, county and other local governments, school boards, and boards, departments, commissions, councils, and public colleges and universities.
What types of records can be requested under the Freedom of Information Act?
All writings prepared, owned, used, in the possession of, or retained by a public body in the performance of an official function are covered by the Freedom of Information Act, with the exception of computer software and records explicitly specified as exempt from disclosure in Section 13.
How do I make a Freedom of Information Act request?
Requests for public records must be submitted to the Saline Area Fire Department Chief in writing by U.S. mail, fax or email, as listed below
205 E Michigan Ave
Saline, MI 48176
How long does it take to receive information requested under the Freedom of Information Act?
After receiving a request for a public record, a public body has five business days to respond. The public agency may extend the time by ten business days by notifying the requester in writing.