Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Processing and Responses Are Temporarily Suspended

As a result of the Governor’s Executive Order (EO) No. 2020-21, and in compliance with § 6 of EO 2020-21, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) processing and responses are suspended beginning at 12:01 am March 24, 2020 continuing until April 13, 2020 at 11:59 pm since they are not necessary to sustain or protect life, or to supporting those businesses and operations that are necessary to sustain or protect life.

For purposes of counting response times for any FOIA requests received during this time or FOIA requests for which a response is due beginning at 12:01 am on or after March 24, 2020, through April 14, 2020 at 12:01 am, time is suspended during the effective dates of EO 2020-21.  The “business day’ time period in which to respond to FOIA requests as referenced in section 5 of Michigan FOIA, MCL 15.235, shall resume as of April 14, 2020, unless later extended by Executive Order.