Freedom of Information Policy & Info

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) establishes a citizen's legal right to access government records and information upon request.

Government becomes more transparent by guaranteeing access to government records and regulating and setting requirements for the disclosure of public records by all public bodies in the state, including state agencies, county and local governments, school boards, boards, departments, commissions, councils and public colleges and universities.

In 2014, the State Legislature amended the FOIA to include a requirement that all municipalities adopt a formal policy for handling requests. The City of Mason has updated it's policy to reflect the significant legislative changes to the law. View the new FOIA Policy for the City of Mason.

Requests for public records must be submitted in writing, by mail, fax or email to the City Clerk/FOIA Coordinator. 

FOIA Request Form

FOIA Coordinator
City of Mason
201 West Ash Street
Mason, MI 48854
fax number:  517.676.1330