To request a FOIA, please click on the “Submit a FOIA Request” button above.
To pay a FOIA invoice, please click on the “Pay a FOIA Invoice” button above.
Public Act 442 of 1976, commonly known as the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requires the County of Newaygo (County) to disclose, upon request, all non-exempt public records that are covered under the Act.
Pursuant to Section 4 of the Act, the County is authorized to charge a fee for providing a copy of a public record and a fee for examining, reviewing, separating, and deleting exempt from non-exempt public records, subject to specific limitations and restrictions. The County is required to establish and publish procedures and guidelines to implement provisions of the Act with respect to fees to be charged to the public.
The purpose of the Act is to ensure that all persons, except those incarcerated in state or local correction facilities, 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 public employees.
Administrative Fee Schedule
Freedom of Information Request:
- Postage: Actual cost to mail public records
- Copy Cost: $.10 per black & white page (8 ½ x 11 or 8 ½ x 14)
- Optical Media: $.50 each
- Fax Transmittal: $.50 each
Research & Monitoring Charge: Hourly rate of the lowest-paid employee in the department and 20% of the employee’s salary, fringe benefits, and employment-related taxes.