Public records (Hillsdale County & Hillsdale County Sheriff) that are available through the Freedom of Information Act can be requested using the links provided below.* All forms are in pdf format unless otherwise noted. As outlined in the Procedures and Guidelines, you may bring your completed FOIA forms to County Clerk's Office or attach the completed FOIA forms and email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You may also contact the County Clerk's Office at 517-437-3391 for more information.

* NOTE: Public records for other entities (County Road Commission, Medical Care Facility, County Health Department, Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency) are handled through their respective agencies.

State of Michigan Freedom of Information Act Pamphlet (external link)

FOIA Public Summary of Procedures and Guidelines

FOIA Procedures and Guidelines

FOIA Request for Public Records

FOIA Notice to Extend Time for Response

FOIA Notice of Denial of FOIA Request

FOIA Appeal Form for Denial of FOIA Request

FOIA Appeal of Excess Fee

FOIA Request Detailed Cost Itemization

FOIA Affidavit of Indigency