Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request

How to Make a Request

If you are requesting records from the Health Department of Northwest Michigan, please submit this form in one of the following methods:

  • Email the request form to:
  • Mail the request form to FOIA Coordinator, 220 W. Garfield Ave., Charlevoix, MI 49720

Please note there is a fee associated with larger Freedom of Information Act requests and there is a minimum five (5) business day response time. You will be notified if the cost exceeds $50.00 prior to production.

On this page, the Health Department shares all of the documentation you could potentially need to complete a FOIA request.

The remaining documents, located in the Resource box to the right, address the following FOIA steps:

  • Appeals
  • Availability of records to the public maintained on a public body's website
  • Charging and calculating fees
  • Deposits
  • Fee Waivers
  • Responding to a request