Freedom of Information Act

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.  A person desiring to inspect or receive a copy of a public record must give written request for the public record to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Coordinator.  FOIA does not require governmental bodies to create new records or answer questionnaires.  A copy of the approved City FOIA Procedures and Guidelines can be viewed here.

A written request may be made by facsimile, electronic mail, USPS mail, or delivered in person.   All FOIA requests should be submitted to the City Clerk's Office.  (NOTE: Requests for police records, should be submitted directly to the Police Department.)  Your request must include your name, address and phone number or email address.


  1. FOIA Request Form
  2. Police FOIA Request Form
  3. Procedures and Guidelines 
  4. Public Summary of Procedures and Guidelines

Return the completed “FOIA Request Form” to the FOIA Coordinator / City Clerk’s Office:
Fax: 248.364.6719
Mail: 1827 N. Squirrel Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326

For Police Department records and police reports, return the completed “FOIA Request Form” to the Police Department Records Division:
 Fax: 248.370.9365
 Mail: 1899 N. Squirrel Rd, Auburn Hills, MI  48326