The Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) gives the public the right to request to inspect and receive copies of public records, and to subscribe to regular issuances of public records.

Michigan law requires public bodies to comply with or deny a FOIA request within five business days, unless a single extension of not more than ten business days has been issued, as allowed under the law.

Carefully read the Public Summary and/or Procedures & Guidelines provided below before submitting a FOIA request.

Please note that the information you are seeking may likely already be accessible on this website and may not require you to submit a FOIA request.

Public Summary of Procedures & Guidelines

This summary will answer most all of your question pertaining to submission of your FOIA request to Bath Township. The document outlines the Township procedures and guidelines and will tell you what to expect during the process.

Procedures & Guidelines

Detailed Cost Itemization

Bath Township will use this worksheet to determine whether or not your request will incur any charges. You do not need to fill this form out to submit a FOIA request.

Forms: Please carefully fill out forms, as missing or incomplete information will delay a response to your FOIA request.

Request for Public Records Form

To submit a FOIA request, download, fill out this form, and return it to the Township.

Denial of Records Appeal Form

If the Townships makes a determination to deny you information and you disagree with the decision, you may fill out this Denial Appeal Form and submit it to the Township. You do not need to fill this form out to submit a FOIA request. However, if you are appealing a denial you will need to complete and submit this form.

Excess Fee Appeal Form

If the Township has arrived at a fee to process your FOIA request and you disagree with the fee, you must submit an official appeal. You do not need to fill this form out to submit a FOIA request. However, if you are appealing a fee you will need to complete and submit this form.

Michigan Freedom of Information Act

Public Act 442 of 1976

AN ACT to provide for public access to certain public records of public bodies; to permit certain fees; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain public officers and public bodies; to provide remedies and penalties; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts.

Clerk's Office

Kathleen McQueen, Clerk
Email: kmcqueen@bathtownship.us

Brenda Challender, Deputy Clerk
Email: bchallender@bathtownship.us

Bath Charter Township
14480 Webster Road
P.O. Box 247
Bath, Michigan 48808

Phone: (517) 641-6728

Fax: (517) 641-4170

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

There is a secure, 24-hour drop box located next the Township Office entrance that may be used for any township business.