The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a group of laws requiring permission to be given access to public records.

If you are seeking information about your own property or accounts, contact the appropriate department directly. A copy fee may apply, but no FOIA request is necessary.

If you are seeking public information about the operation of one specific City of Holland department, submit a written request in any of these ways.

  • Fill out a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request form (link below)
  • Email that includes "FOIA Request" in the subject line to HCCITYFOIA 
  • Letter that states you are asking for documents through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Questions about a utility FOIA request may be directed to HBPW's FOIA Designee, Loralyn Bunce, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Information exempt from FOIA requests includes: Information deemed private; trade secrets; advisory communications with government agencies; attorney-client communications; medical counseling and psychological facts or appraisals; records of campaign committees; and some law enforcement records.


FOIA Fillable Form 
FOIA Summary
FOIA Procedures and Guidlines
Police Department, Fire Department and Clerk FOIA Request Forms