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Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act provides that a person, upon making a written request, has the right to inspect, copy, or receive copies of a public record of a public body.
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Review the Practical Guide to Hiring a Lawyer (PDF) for advice on hiring a lawyer.
Court forms are available through the 16th District Court.
The 16th District Court is located at:32765 Five Mile RoadLivonia, MI 48154Phone: 734-466-2500
Hours:Monday through Friday8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The court is closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays.
To learn how to find a private attorney, please visit the Livonia Bar Association website for a listing of local attorneys and practice areas.
To report a crime, please contact the City of Livonia Police Department by calling 734-466-24770, if it is an emergency please dial 911.
The Law Department is located at:Livonia City Hall4th Floor33000 Civic Center DriveLivonia, MI 48154
A personal protection action involves seeking an order from a circuit court to protect you from:
The order can also prohibit a person from entering your premises and from removing minor children, unless the removal is part of court-ordered parenting time. The person filing the petition for personal protection is called the petitioner. The person to be restrained by the personal protection order is called the respondent. For detailed information on steps to take and necessary paperwork, please visit the Michigan Courts website.
No. The attorneys in the Law Department only represent the City of Livonia and do not provide legal advice to private citizens or businesses. If you are in need of legal representation, please contact the Livonia Bar Association for a referral. Attorneys can be found by viewing the Livonia Bar Association website.
To obtain information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), please fill out the Request Form (PDF) and submit it to the Law Department. If you are seeking police records, please submit the FOIA request directly to the Livonia Police Department.
After receiving the request, the appropriate public body has 5 business days to respond to the request. Please note that the public body may invoke a 10 business day extension.
While information requested is generally available, there is a monetary cost associated with locating, copying, processing, and/or mailing the requested material. Note, some information is not subject to disclosure. In the event that information requested is not provided to you, an explanation will be given which sets forth the reasons for the denial.
Generally, the cost for copying is $0.10 per page. For requests totaling $50 or above, we will contact you prior to processing to receive authorization. Additionally, a deposit of 50% is required for requests in excess of $50.
The Law Department:
The City Ordinances can be found on the Municiode Library website.
To report a barking dog, please call the following:
Depending on the ordinance violation, there are different types of reporting. If you are not sure who to contact, please call the City of Livonia at 734-466-220.
Some common examples and the appropriate offices to contact are as follows:
Please review the following regarding challenging a traffic ticket: