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Freedom of Information Act Overview - FOIA

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FOIA requests should be made directly to the department listed below or the county general requests if the department is not listed.

FOIA requests to Washtenaw County may be submitted by any of the following means:

EMAIL:   foia @ ewashtenaw . org

MAIL: Washtenaw County

ATTN:  Judy Kramer, FOIA Coordinator

PO Box 8645

Ann Arbor, MI 48107-8645

FAX:    734-222-6758


Verbal:    Verbal requests will be accepted for information that is available on the County’s public website.  The response to a verbal request will be informing the requestor of the pertinent website address.


Washtenaw County FOIA Coordinators contact information and direct links:


Requests should specify the desired records and include a name, phone number, mailing address and email if available.   Additional identifying information may be requested in order to complete a search for the requested records.


Exempt Agencies:

“In accordance with MCL 15.232(d)(v), the Judiciary is exempt from FOIA:

(d) “Public body” means any of the following:  (v) The judiciary, including the office of the county clerk and employees thereof when acting in the capacity of clerk to the circuit court, is not included in the definition of public body.


In accordance with the new requirements effective July 1, 2015, Washtenaw County is providing the following:

Written Public Summary Procedures and Guidelines for Washtenaw Count [pdf]

Washtenaw County Procedure for Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) [pdf]

Washtenaw County Freedom of Information Act Fee Calculation Form [pdf]

Indigency Affidavit under the Michigan FOIA [pdf]

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