The Clerk is the Freedom of Information Coordinator. The Freedom of Information Act sets requirements for the disclosure of public records by all "public bodies" in the state. In general, all records, except those specifically cited as exceptions, are covered by the Freedom of Information Act.

As stated in the Meridian Township Preamble to the Township’s FOIA Procedures and Guidelines:
“It is the policy of Meridian Township that all persons, consistent with the Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts of those who represent them as public officials and employees. The people shall be informed so that they fully participate in the democratic process.
The Township’s policy with respect to FOIA requests is to comply with State law in all respects and to respond to FOIA requests in a consistent, fair, and even-handed manner regardless of who makes such a request.”
Any citizen who wants to examine, read or review a public document may do so by initiating a FOIA Request for Public Records.  There are several ways to do this:
•  Complete a Meridian Township FOIA Request for Public Records and submit the form to the Township.
•  Write your request and submit via a letter or fax, and reference FOIA on the envelope or on the fax cover page. *Using the Township’s form is optional.
•  Send an email and reference FOIA in the email subject line.

The Meridian Township FOIA Procedures and Guidelines have detailed instructions on all aspects of submitting a FOIA Request for Public Records as well as explaining how to understand the Township’s written responses, deposit requirements, fee calculations, and avenues for challenges and appeals.  There is also a Summary of FOIA Procedures and Guidelines available which highlights key information.

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