The 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, please visit the FOIA Request Center website.

FOIA Request Center Launched

In an effort to enhance transparency for the public, the City of Novi recently launched the FOIA Request Center. The FOIA Request Center will help the City of Novi track records requests across multiple departments, standardize records processing and fulfill requests in a timely manner. Also, help City of Novi better understand the direct costs associated with the records processing.

With this easily accessible web portal the public can be sure it is receiving complete and accurate records in a reasonable time frame. It allows requester to submit a new request, track the progress and receive updates by email. The requestor can also read any correspondence or notes about specific requests and download electronic records deliverables.

Requestors can continue to contact City of Novi, MI officials in person, in writing or by email, but the requests will be tracked internally through the new application.

Please Note

The City has five business days to respond if the request is submitted in person, through the mail or submitted electronically (not counting the day the request is received).

If necessary, the City may issue a ten-day extension, which allows ten additional business 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 and retrieval of offsite records.

If research and copying costs exceed $50, a good faith deposit of no more than 50% of the final cost may be required.

FOIA Request Center

City of Novi FOIA Request Center
(Use the link above to request records.)

PDF Icon FOIA Request for Records Form
Please use this form only if you cannot submit your request through the FOIA Request Center. Return to City Clerk's Office, 45175 W. Ten Mile Road, Novi, Michigan 48375.

PDF Icon FOIA Fee Itemization Form
PDF Icon FOIA Cost Summary
PDF Icon FOIA Procedures and Guidelines
PDF Icon FOIA Summary
PDF Icon To Appeal a Denial of Records
PDF Icon To Appeal an Excessive Fee

Other Related Links

Public Record Center - This website is a comprehensive resource for finding public record information by county, with important links to government websites and other state agencies to assist individuals with locating vital records, genealogy archives, court record documents, and other public record searches. Public Record Center was built to help people save time when requesting information or searching for records by directing them to the appropriate county or state agency.
(This website is not affiliated with the City of Novi.)