Records Request

All persons, except those who are serving a sentence of imprisonment, consistent with the Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts of those who represent them as public officials and employees. The City Clerk acts as the FOIA Coordinator and is authorized to designate other city staff to assist with the FOIA process. 

Consistent with FOIA Procedures & Guidelines, you will be assessed a fee for the City to process your request. If you are currently receiving specific public assistance or are able to state facts to demonstrate you are indigent, you may be entitled to a full or partial waiver of the fee. 

To obtain a city of Portage public record, you must sufficiently describe a public record so as to enable the City to locate it. The more specific you can be, the easier and faster City staff can find the record.


Starting in February 2020, to submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the City of Portage, please follow the link below:

FOIA Request Portal