FOIA Requests

How to Make a Freedom of Information (FOIA) Request

  • Requests to inspect or obtain copies of public records prepared, owned, used, possessed or retained by the County may be submitted on the County’s FOIA Request Form, in any other form of writing (letter, fax, email, etc.), or by verbal request.

    • No specific form to submit a written request is required. However a FOIA Request Form and other FOIA-related forms are available for your use and convenience at the bottom of this page and at the County Administration Building located at 701 Main Street, Saint Joseph, Michigan 49085.

  • Requests may be emailed to FOIA@BerrienCounty.org. To ensure a prompt response, email requests should contain the term “FOIA” or “FOIA Request” in the subject line.

  • Written requests may be delivered to the County Building in person or by mail: 701 Main Street, Saint Joseph, Michigan, 49085.

  • Requests may be faxed to: (269) 983-5788. To ensure a prompt response, faxed requests should contain the term “FOIA” or “FOIA Request” on the first/cover page.

For more information, please refer to the following documents:

FOIA Policy and Guidelines

Public Summary and FAQ

Request Form

Notice to Extend Response Time Form

Cost Itemization Form

Appeal Excess Fee Form

Notice of FOIA Denial Form

Appeal of FOIA Denial Form

 

 

 


 
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