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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Requesting Records & Information

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is the Federal law that provides access to public records, except for those protected from disclosure under the Act.  To request records, you must put your request in writing and submit it to the FOIA Coordinator, who is the Township Clerk.  The Township Clerk has five (5) business days to respond if the request is submitted in person or through the mail and six (6) business days to respond if the request is submitted electronically (not counting the day the request is received).

If necessary, a ten (10) day extension may be exercised which allows additional days to search for the requested information.

Charges may include the hourly wage, or a portion thereof, of the lowest paid employee capable of performing the search, the costs of copying as well as postage.  The charges are $0.10 per sheet of paper.  If research and copy costs exceed $50, the requesting party will be contacted and a good faith deposit of no more than 50% of the final cost will be required.

Public Summary of Township FOIA Policies and Guidelines

Township FOIA Policies and Guidelines

FOIA Request for Public Records

FOIA Request Detailed Cost Itemization

Inspection of Records

Main Office Phone


Physical Address

1622 North M-88

Central Lake, MI 49622

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 748

Central Lake, MI 49622

Town Meetings

The regularTownship Board Meeting is held on the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 P.M. in the Governmental Center at 1622 North M-88.

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