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The City of Saginaw adopted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Policy at its June 22, 2015 meeting which rescinded the prior policy, and incorporated the amendments to the State of Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act, Public Act 563 of 2014.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


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