Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
The Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Public Act 442 of 1976, establishes procedures to ensure every citizen's right to review or receive copies of existing documents possessed by government entities.
If you would like to inspect or obtain copies of existing public records prepared, owned, used, possessed or retained by the City of Reed City, please use the FOIA Request forms, found under the FOIA file cabinet tab on our Forms and Publications page. A request must sufficiently describe an existing public record so as to enable the City to find it.
• Written requests can be made by delivery to City Hall in person or by mail.
• A request can also be made by facsimile to City Hall at (231) 832-9166.
• An e-mail request may be submitted to City Clerk, Jackie Beam, at this link. To ensure a prompt response, e-mail requests should contain the term "FOIA" or "FOIA Request" in the subject line.
The FOIA requires that the public body either grant, deny or grant in part and deny in part a request for a public record within five (5) business days. When a request for records is made electronically, the request is deemed "received" on the following business day of its transmission. A ten (10) day extension of time in which to respond to a FOIA request may be made by the public body in certain situations.
The City is entitled to recover reasonable costs incurred in responding to a request. You will be advised of that cost at the time you make your request, or soon thereafter. Payment must be received before the document is released.