MI Surveillance Law

Michigan private investigators do not have any special privileges that allow us to break the law. Michigan law prohibits the following:


  • Voyeur Photography Within Private Areas in Michigan

    (MCL 750.539j) Prohibits the photographing of undergarments, genitalia, buttocks or female breasts when the individual would have a reasonable expectation of privacy. Effective: September 1, 2004


  • Video Surveillance Within Private Areas in Michigan

    (MCL 750.539d) Prohibits and provides penalties for secretly observing or recording video images of an undressed person or a person in his or her undergarments. Effective: September 1, 2004


  • Electronic Financial Surveillance in Michigan

    (MCL 750.539k) Prohibits capturing personal identifying information from a financial transaction device secretly. Effective: March 1, 2005