FOIA Advisor

Q&A: Don't bank on it

Q&A (2017)Allan BlutsteinComment

Q.  I need to know how to file a FOIA request for a copy of a check PNC bank made to my sister after the death of my mother.

A.  PNC is a private entity, not a government agency, and thus it is not subject to FOIA requests.  


Q.  Is a Michigan property owners association subject to a FOIA request?

A.   No.  See, e.g., Attorney General Opinion No. 6942, p. 40, July 3, 1997 (A private, voluntary, unincorporated association of lake property owners is not a public body subject to the FOIA).