Freedom of Information Act requests
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is the law that provides access to public records, except for those records protected from disclosure under the Act.
Requests must be in writing. You must describe the records clearly enough for the City to locate the records. Please include a phone number or email address so we may contact you to clarify a request if necessary. No specific form is required; however, a link to our FOIA Request Form is provided at the bottom of this page.
You may mail, email, fax or deliver your written request as shown below:
Non-Public Safety Records:
City Clerk’s Office
Public Safety Records:
Port Huron Police Department
The City has 5 business days to respond if the request is submitted in person or through the mail and 6 business days to respond if the request is submitted electronically. If necessary, the City may issue an extension notice, which allows 10 additional business days to search for the requested information.
The City may charge a fee for providing the records. 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 on-site and off-site records. If research and copying costs are estimated to exceed $50, a good faith deposit of no more than 50% of the final cost will be required.