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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