How to Obtain a Copy of a Report
You can obtain a copy of a report Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, between the hours of 8 am to 4 pm.
We no longer accept private property accident reports unless there is an injury or extenuating circumstances. This information can be given directly to your insurance company.
Traffic accident reports can be obtained on the Clemis website for a fee of $16. Traffic reports are available in person from the records bureau, located on the second floor of the Police Dept, for $10. You will need to know one of the following:
- The case number of the accident
- The date and location of the accident
In order to obtain a copy of a crash report, you must be involved in the crash or associated with a person involved in the crash.
To obtain a copy of an incident report, we strongly recommend you call the Records Division at 313-387-2531 and check the availability of the report you are interested in and determine if the incident report you are interested in can be obtained digitally. You will need to know the case number of the incident or the date and location of the incident. You can obtain a copy of a report Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, between the hours of 8 am to 4 pm.
Gun Registration & Purchase Permits
To apply for a purchase permit, you must be a Michigan resident and have a valid photo ID and not have a Concealed Pistol License (CPL). Beginning April 1, 2012, the cost is $10 for the mandatory background check.
If you have a valid Concealed Pistol License (CPL), you will need a sales record instead of a purchase permit. You may pick this up at no cost.
You can apply for a purchase permit or pick up a sales record Monday through Friday excluding holidays, between the hours of 8 am to 4 pm.