Records Bureau

Records Bureau

Important Information

Police Reports generally take three working days to reach the Records Bureau and to become available to the public. There is a charge for copies of reports, so we encourage you to have your insurance company make the request for the report.

Acceptable Forms of Payment:
Cash, Check and Money Order 

Fee Schedule:

  • All Police Reports: $4.00 for the first page
  • Additional Pages: $1.00 each
  • Accident Reports: $5.00
  • Handicap Parking Violations: $160
  • All Other Parking Violations: $75
Parking tickets received within the Township are to be paid at the Police Department within 10 days.

Accident reports may be purchased directly through CLEMIS. please visit the CLEMIS website.


Local Police Clearance Letters

Clearance Letters are provided free of charge to residents of Northville Township. Clearance letters for employment typically completed at the time of request during regular business hours. Clearance letters for adoptive parents and visa applicants must be signed by the Director of Public Safety or his designee and notarized. Please allow three days to process Clearance letters that require notarization. 

License to Purchase a Pistol

If an individual wishes to purchase a handgun from a private party, or if they receive a firearm as a gift, or from a Will or Estate, then a License to Purchase a Pistol (LTP) is required per MCL 28.422. Individuals do not require a license if the sale is from a FFL dealer (gun shop) or if they are a CPL holder.

In order to apply for a LTP, a Northville Township resident may set up an appointment with the records bureau. Valid identification is mandatory. A background check is conducted, and if the individual does not have any disqualifiers, a license will be issued. The process typically takes a half hour to complete. Once the LTP is used, it is returned back to the Township records bureau for registry into the MSP Firearms database.

If an handgun was purchased from a business or individual with a Federal Firearm License (FFL), the Pistol Sales Record can be dropped off or mailed to the police department 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

CPL- Concealed Pistol Licenses are processed by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. Information on how to obtain one can be found the Michigan State Police website:

Freedom of Information Requests

It is the police of the Northville Township Police Department to release information under the Freedom of Information Act. Requests may be made in the following fashion:

  • In person
  • By mail: 41600 Six Mile Road, Northville, MI 48168
  • Fax: (248) 348-5813
  • By phone to the Records Bureau: (248) 449-5096
  • Downloadable form below
FOIA Request Form 

Requests will be processed by the Records Bureau as required under MCL 15.231 guidelines. Request should be as specific as possible to aid in the search for the desired records.

Solicitors' Permits

Applications are available to download by clicking on the link below, and can be brought to the Police Department Records Bureau with applicable fees.

Solicitor's Permit

Records Bureau:
Fax: (248)-348-5813
Phone: (248) 449-5096

Business Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM