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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request for Records

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is the law that provides access to public records, except for those protected from disclosure under the Act. To request records, please complete the FOIA Request Form.

Return FOIA Request forms to:

  • City Records: City Clerk's Office, City of Northville, 215 W. Main Street, Northville, Michigan, 48167, fax 248-349-9244.
  • Police Department Records: Police Department, City of Northville, 215 W. Main Street, Northville, Michigan, 48167, fax 248-349-9244

Within 5 business days of receipt (not counting the day the request is received), the City will issue a response. If a request is received by fax, email or other electronic transmission, the request is deemed to have been received on the following business day. If necessary, the City may issue a ten-day extension, which allows ten additional business days to respond.

Many records are available on the City’s website at no charge. Please check the website to see if your record is there. Our website offers a search feature to assist you.

Charges may include the hourly wage, or a portion thereof, of the lowest paid employee capable of performing the search, the costs of copying, including the cost of commercial copies that cannot be made on-site, and retrieval of on-site and off-site records.

If research and copying costs are estimated to exceed $50, a good faith deposit of no more than 50% of the estimated final cost shall be required.

City of Northville FOIA Forms

FOIA Request Form
Detailed Itemization of Fees Form
Appeal Denial of Record Form
Appeal Excessive FOIA Fee Form

City of Northville FOIA Policy

City of Northville Freedom of Information Act Policy
City of Northville Public Summary of FOIA Procedures and Guidelines



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News and Announcements

The City of Northville, Northville DDA, Northville Parks and Recreation Department, City of Novi, Charter Township of Northville, Hines Park (Wayne County Parks) and Maybury Park (Michigan Department of Natural Resources) collaboratively embarked on the development of a physical connection between Hines and Maybury called “The Link”.

Developing a comprehensive bicycle and pedestrian wayfinding program to assist users in navigating “The Link” was paramount. An informative and visible signage system for the existing connection was developed and set a precedent for growth of a signed network in the area as routes are identified. Click here for a map and more information about “The Link”.

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Is My Property in the City of Northville?  If you are not sure whether the property you are looking up is in the City of Northville, see the Property by Street Address page. 

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson launched an informational page where residents can learn firsthand about the proposed Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA). Go to and click on the Great Lakes Water Authority link.

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Automatic Payment (ACH) for Taxes & Utility Billing
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