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Michigan Freedom of Information Act Request

17th Circuit and 63rd District Court records are not available under FOIA.

Type of Animal Shelter Record (select all that apply)

Animal Control Report
Animal Record

Type of Environmental Health Record (select all that apply)

Sanitary Facility Evaluation
Septic Permit
Septic Location
Well Location
Well Log
Well Permit
Vacant Land Evaluation
Type II

Please describe the public record as sufficiently as possible, specifying subject matter, date, and person. Vague and unclear request may result in denial of your request.

Example: street address of the property.

*All records from the Sheriff’s Office and certain other records cannot be sent by email to protect the security of confidential information contained in those records.

Inspect on Site
Pick up Personally

Request for Copies/Duplication of Records on County Website

I hereby stipulate that, even if some or all of the records are located on the County of Kent’s website, I am requesting that the County make copies of those records on the website and deliver them to me in the format I have requested below. I understand that some FOIA fees may apply.


Request for Discount: Indigence

I am submitting an affidavit of indigence and requesting that I receive the discount for indigence for this FOIA request.

Request for Discount: Nonprofit Organization

I stipulate that I am a designated agent for the nonprofit organization making this FOIA request and that this request is made directly on behalf of the organization or its clients and is made for a reason wholly consistent with the mission and provisions of those laws under section 931 of the Mental Health Code, 1974 PA 258, MCL 330.1931.

Consent to Overtime Labor Costs

I hereby agree and stipulate to Kent County using overtime wages in calculating the following labor costs as itemized in the following categories:

  • Labor to copy/duplicate
  • Labor to locate
  • Labor to redact
  • Contract labor to redact
  • Labor to copy/duplicate records already on the County’s website


Click the ‘Submit’ button to transmit the completed form to the FOIA Coordinator. Once submitted, a confirmation email will be sent to the email address provided on this form.

By clicking ‘Submit’, you agree and attest that you are the requestor or an authorized agent for the requestor with whom the County will communicate concerning the request.

Contact Us

Board of Commissioners

County Administration Building
300 Monroe Avenue NW
Grand Rapids MI 49503

(616) 632-7580

(616) 632-7585

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