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Must a public body grant a fee waiver or reduction under FOIA if a requester asks for one?
No, according to a recent advisory opinion issued by the Public Access Counselor of the Attorney General's office. See 2017 PAC 47258. In the opinion, the PAC stated that the plain language of section 6(c) of FOIA does not mandate that a public body grant a fee waiver; instead FOIA provides a public body the discretion to decide whether it will waive or reduce copying fees. You can access the opinion and read more about the case on Ancel Glink's Municipal Minute blog here.

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May 2017
Must a public body grant a fee waiver or reduction under FOIA if a requester asks for one? View answer
April 2017
Can a municipality ban campaign signs on property owned by the municipality, such as at city hall? View answer
March 2017
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