Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

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County of Montcalm Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulates and sets requirements for the disclosure of public records by public bodies within the State of Michigan. A public record is a writing which is prepared, owned, used, in possession of or retained by a public body in the performance of an official function from the time it is created and as otherwise defined by the Act.

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners has adopted the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Procedures and Guidelines that identifies the procedure that County officers and employees are to follow when processing a request. The County has also drafted a Written Public Summary of FOIA Procedures and Guidelines, which is a summarized, shortened version, of the Procedures and Guidelines document.

To assist with the processing of your FOIA request, please use the Freedom of Information Act Request Form. FOIA requests may be submitted by mail, hand delivery, fax or email and should be directed to the following:
County of Montcalm
FOIA Coordinator
PO Box 368
Stanton, MI 48888

Via fax: 989-831-7375
Via email:

Hand delivery:
Office of the County Controller
Third Floor, Administration Building
211 W. Main Street, Stanton, MI

You will be notified of the charge for the request once that has been determined; please do not make a payment until you have been notified of the charge for the request.

To pay for a FOIA request, please follow the link:

To obtain a paper copy of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Procedures and Guidelines, Written Public Summary of FOIA Procedures and Guidelines or the Freedom of Information Act Request Form, visit the Office of the County Controller, located on the Third Floor of the Administration Building, 211 W. Main Street, Stanton or call 989-831-7300. Office hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., open during lunch hour.