City of Saginaw MI -
Freedom of Information Act

The City of Saginaw adopted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Policy at its June 22, 2015 meeting which rescinded the prior policy, and incorporated the amendments to the State of Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act, Public Act 563 of 2014.

All Freedom of Information Act requests must be submitted in writing to the City’s FOIA Coordinator, the City Manager. Requests received by facsimile, electronic mail or through other electronic means are not considered received until one business day after the electronic transmission is made.

It is the City’s responsibility to respond within five business days, or to request an extension of ten business days. In accordance with the adopted FOIA Policy, fees may be charged for labor, materials, and postage.

An individual has the right to undertake an appeal for a denial of a request or for a fee charged.

The Freedom of Information Act Policy, Public Summary, and FOIA Request Form may be obtained at no charge from the City Manager’s Office or the City Clerk’s Office located at City Hall, 1315 S. Washington, Saginaw, MI 48601. If you have questions concerning the City’s FOIA policy or procedures, you may call 989 399-1311.


Enhanced Law Enforcement Response to Victims Initiative:

The Saginaw Police Department is one of only three law enforcement agencies in the country that has been selected to participate in a unique program designed to help reduce crime, support victims, and enhance public safety. We ask that the residents of Saginaw participate in this anonymous survey being conducted by Saginaw Valley State University. Your participation will help the City of Saginaw Police Department expand its capacity to meet the needs of crime victims, and broaden those services where a need is indicated. This short survey is available online at the following button:

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The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) rules have changed. To see how the City of Saginaw is now handling FOIA requests, please visit our new FOIA page.


The City of Saginaw has created this page in an effort to comply with Section 18j of Public Act 51 of 1951, MCL 247.668j.
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