Treasurer FOIA Request

The Act MCLA 15.231 et seq regulates and sets requirements for the disclosure of public records by public bodies within the state. A public record is writing prepared, owned, and used, in the possession of, or retained by a public body in the performance of an official function, from the time it is created. In general, all records except those cited as exceptions are covered by the Act.

The Michigan Freedom of Information Act as amended by 1996 PA 553 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, other boards, departments, commissions, councils, and public colleges and universities.

Public documents may be requested under the Freedom of Information Act by an individual, corporation, Limited Liability Company, partnership, firm, organization, association, governmental entity, or other legal entity.

Pursuant to Governor Whitmer's Executive Order No. 2020-38, FOIA response deadlines normally due within 10 business days from the date the request was opened/first reviewed have been extended. Given the backlog of requests that have accumulated during this public health emergency, and the fact that it appears that many requests will require an extensive in-person review of our files to locate responsive information, we will need additional time to complete many requests. Therefore, many responses will be due June 5, 2020, or the date that the EO 2020-38 expires if the order is extended.

FOIA Request Form

Before completing the FOIA Request form, please review the documentation listed below.

Alternative Methods of Submitting the FOIA Form

Mail this form to:

Department Manager - Bankruptcy Court Services/FOIA Division
Office of the Wayne County Treasurer
400 Monroe, 5th Floor
Detroit, MI 48226

You may submit your request via email. Our email address is WCTFOIA@waynecounty.com. Attach your request form (click on form below, save and attach). General questions may be sent as well.

Questions: FOIA Division - (313) 224-2327 or (313) 224-8237 or (313) 224-6649

Please describe the desired documents with as much detail as possible, so that our staff can identify and locate the documents.