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Records Bureau

     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: $5.00 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: $5.00 for one-page accident report, $1.00 per additional

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: $5.00

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

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
                $3.00 for first copy of a report ($1.00 per additional
                                                                                          copies of reports)
                $1.00 per page print-out fee
                $25.00 Audio/Video/Picture CD copy

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

The following link allows you to purchase crash reports on line.




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




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



8AM - 11:30

12:30-  2PM



Or Call Cpl. Colon for appointment


The following link will direct you to

Application for a license to

purchase a pistol

PD App for Pistol Purchase






Residential and Commercial Alarms

Please refer to the City Clerk's Page