What does it cost to get records pursuant to a FOIA request?
Costs vary depending on the quantity and complexity of the documents request. The Act allows the City of Lansing to charge for the labor of finding, compiling and reviewing the records. Charges are based not on the highest paid FOIA responder in the office, but on the lowest. If the charge is expected to exceed $50, a letter of notification is sent to the requestor asking for a deposit before proceeding with copying.

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1. What is FOIA?
2. How do I file a FOIA request?
3. How long does it take to get records under FOIA?
4. What does it cost to get records pursuant to a FOIA request?