Police Department

 

The Dearborn Heights Records Bureau processes all reports and paperwork generated by members of the department. This bureau also handles Freedom of Information (FOIA) requests, discovery orders, fingerprint requests, and background checks. Additionally, purchase permits and gun registrations are handled by Records Bureau personnel. The Records Bureau is staffed by one sergeant and two full-time civilian employees. 

Dearborn Heights Records Bureau Services and Fees

Incident Reports

Copies of police reports can be obtained either in person or by  mail.
In Person: The Records Bureau is located on the 2nd Floor of the Dearborn Heights Justice Center. 
By Mail: Please send your request to the Dearborn Heights Police Department, Attention: Records Bureau, 25637 Michigan Ave, Dearborn Heights, MI 48125.  The request must include a check or money order (for the appropriate fee amount) made out to the
"City of Dearborn Heights"

FEE: $10.00 per incident report

Traffic Accident Reports

Copies of traffic accident reports can also be obtained either in person or by mail in the same manner as incident reports.

FEE: $10.00
or you can obtain a copy of your crash report by going online at www.payments.clemis.ord/extservices

Background Checks

Records Bureau personnel can conduct a local criminal background check of individuals covering only those incidents involving the City of Dearborn Heights Police Department.

FEE: $10.00

***A statewide criminal history check can be obtained through the Michigan State Police ICHAT system.
Click on www.michigan.gov/msp and then click on the "Crime Prevention, Safety, & Police Services"  tab.

FOIA/Discovery

All requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) or pursuant to a judicial discovery order are processed through the Records Bureau.

Click Here for additional information regarding the FOIA.

FEES:  $6.00 FOIA/Discovery fee
                $1.00 per page print-out fee
                $10.00 for copy of a DVD/In Car video
                $5.00 for a copy of a CD

Fingerprinting

The Dearborn Heights Police Department will perform applicant fingerprinting for Dearborn Heights residents only. Fingerprints can only be completed using federal fingerprint card FD258 or State of Michigan fingerprint card RI008.

FEE: $15.00

Live Scan fingerprinting is also available.

FEE: $60.00 (includes State of Michigan Fee)

VIN Inspections

Vehicle VIN inspections are performed by officers of the Dearborn Heights Police Department for Dearborn Heights residents only.
VIN inspection forms can be obtained at any Secretary of State branch or off of the Secretary of State website. Inspections by officers will only be performed after payment of the VIN Inspection fee at the Records Bureau.

FEE:  $10.00

Bicycle Licenses

City of Dearborn Heights ordinance #32-756 requires that every person residing within the city must register each bicycle owned by them with the police department.  Bicycles can be registered and a bicycle license obtained at the Records Bureau.

FEE: $1.00 per license

 

 

 

 

Hours of Operation

The Records Bureau is open
Monday through Thursday,

8:00 am to 4:00 pm.


 

Contact The Records Bureau

Phone Number:  313.277.7471
FAX Number:  313.274.8456
Email: records@ci.dearborn-heights.mi.us

  

Please Note:

Records Bureau personnel can
only accept CASH or CHECKS (No debit/credit cards)

An ATM is located in the first floor
lobby of the Dearborn Heights
Justice Center.

  

Gun Bureau Hours 
WEDNESDAYS
8AM - 11:30
12:30-  2PM
NOTARY FEE FOR
GUN PERMITS $10.00
Or Call Cpl. Pellerito for appointment
313.277.7474
The following link will direct you to
Application for a license topurchase a pistol