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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)


Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Freedom of Information (FOIA) Process

A person desiring to inspect or receive a copy of a public record must give written request for the public record to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) coordinator.  A written request may be made by facsimile, electronic mail, or other electronic transmission, but it is not considered to have been received by the FOIA coordinator until one business day after the electronic transmission is made. The public body has five business days to respond to the request as to whether or not it can be fulfilled. There are times when the public body may need to issue a notice to the requestor that they are extending their time for response by 10 business days. FOIA also allows for the public body to establish a reasonable fee schedule for reproducing and providing the requested documents.

In order to inspect or receive a copy of a public record, please complete and submit the Request for Public Records and return it to the City Clerk’s Office 425 N. Main Street, Clawson, MI 48017. For more information contact 248-435-4500 ext. 116. or email

The FOIA application, as well as other forms and documents, can be obtained below. On the application, you will need to supply your contact information, and a detailed description of the documents requested. Be sure to complete both sides of the form, if applicable. A City employee will contact you if the request requires a deposit. You will also be contacted once your request has been completed.

FOIA Forms: FOIA Documents:


Consistent with the Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Public Act 442 of 1976, the following are the procedures and guidelines and other pertinent documents for the Clawson Fire Department Pension Plan.

1)    FOIA procedures and guidelines

2)    Summary of FOIA procedures and guidelines
3)    Detailed Cost Itemization
4)    FOIA Request Form - Fire Pension

The City Clerk is the coordinator of Freedom of Information requests. It is his responsibility to see that proper requests are answered appropriately and in a timely manner. Information may be found at the US Department of Justice website and

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