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Records Services

Hours effective June 4, 2012

Pistol Purchase Permits  (License to Purchase – LTP)
Obtaining Copies of Reports
Records Clearance

Pistol Purchase Permits  (License to Purchase – LTP)

Applications for a License to Purchase (LTP) a handgun may be completed at the Records Section, Monday though Friday 8:30 AM-4:00 PM.  Firearms purchased with LTP permits must subsequently be registered pursuant to state law. 

Requirements to obtain a LTP:

  • 18 years of age (to purchase from a private citizen in MI) or 21 (to purchase from a federally licensed dealer)
  • Valid identification showing a Farmington Hills residential address (not a PO box)
  • US citizen or Resident Legal Alien (must show I-551 card)
  • Must pass the state gun safety exam with a score of at least 70%
  • Must not be otherwise legally prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm
    (i.e.: felony conviction; assault conviction)

All applicants will have a clearance check completed, regardless of the number of times they have applied previously.  LTP applications will be processed, and permits issued, with due speed and diligence, as required by state law.

There is no fee for a License to Purchase (LTP).  One permit is needed for each weapon. 

Requirements to obtain a Concealed Pistol License (CPL)

  • Must be a resident of Michigan
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must be a US citizen or Resident Legal Alien who has resided in Michigan for at least six months
  • All other requirements may be found in the Michigan Concealed License Application Kits which are available at the Command Desk in the main lobby of the police station.
  • Upon completion of all requirements, the CPL application is processed by Oakland County, 1200 North Telegraph, Pontiac 
  • For more information, call OAKLAND COUNTY at (248) 452-2194 or visit the Michigan State Police website.


Woman being fingerprintedNon-criminal / applicant fingerprinting is done by the Department’s Records Section. A fee of $20 is charged for the first two cards; additional cards are $5 each. A fee of $66.50 is charged for applicant fingerprints that are required to be submitted to the Michigan State Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation electronically via LiveScan. You need not be a resident to obtain this service. No appointment is necessary. Fingerprinting services are available Monday though Friday 8:30 AM-4:00 PM.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Office in Detroit requires that prints be taken by them for U.S. immigration purposes (follow instructions given in packet).

Top of PageObtaining Copies of Reports

Copies of incident reports and traffic accident reports may be obtained through the Records Section, Monday through Friday 8:30 AM -4:00 PM. Reports are generally available 48 to 72 hours after the incident or accident occurred.

In order to obtain a copy of a report, either the requestor’s name must appear in the report or a notarized authorization must be presented.  Contact the Records Section for further details. Certain information, which is governed by state and federal privacy laws, is always removed from the report, prior to copying.  This may include, but is not limited to, phone numbers, witness information, suspect information (until a case is completely adjudicated), and medical data.


$5 for pages 1 - 3
$1.50 per page for pages 4 - 10
$1 per page for pages 11 and up
Accident reports are $5

Accident Reports On-Line

Effective September 1, 2009, copies of traffic accident reports (UD10s) became available on the Internet. For a small fee, reports may be obtained by visiting https://payments.clemis.org/extservices.

Top of PageRecord Clearance

Records clearances are conducted on adults only for contacts with the City of Farmington Hills. A person requesting a clearance on anyone but themselves must have a notarized authorization from that person.  Fee for a Records clearance is $10 and it may be requested at the Records Section, Monday through Friday 8:30 AM- 4:00 PM.

A request for a “Criminal Conviction History” can be made through the Michigan State Police.  It must include the subject’s full name, race, sex and date of birth, or fingerprints and sent directly to the Michigan State Police.  For further information, visit the Michigan State Police website.

Michigan State Police
Criminal Justice Information Center
7150 Harris Drive
Lansing,  MI 48913
(517) 322-1957

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Clip Art - Alarm ringingThe Alarm Billing Ordinance is designed to hold accountable the relatively small percentage of businesses and homeowners who were responsible for generating approximately 20% of the Police Department’s annual calls-for-service. False alarm response continues to be a significant drain on department resources. Without this ordinance, the vast majority of Farmington Hills citizens would have to subsidize this alarm response, without benefit.

The Alarm Billing Ordinance provides for levying fees, based upon the number of false activations at a location during a calendar year.

Clip Art - No False AlarmsFirst Alarm: free (Warning Notice sent)
Second Alarm: $20
Third Alarm: $40
Fourth and subsequent alarms in a calendar year: $100 each

These fees are designed to cover the cost of sending two uniformed officers in two marked patrol cars to a false alarm. They do not consider the administrative costs of maintaining the billing system. Fee waivers are possible if strict ordinance compliance measures are met.

The Alarm Billing System is managed by one part-time employee, dedicated to that task. She monitors the alarm registrations, false alarm tracking by account, waiver requests, verification of emergency information, correspondence and other duties required to keep the system operating efficiently and effectively. There are currently in excess of 5,000 alarms registered, with an additional 1,000 registrations added or amended each year.

The Alarm Billing System Ordinance requires that all alarm users register their system with the Police Department. A registration form can be completed and printed from the link below. The completed form may either be mailed or hand delivered to the Police Department Records Section. A $15 registration fee must be paid at the time of registration. Contact the Records Section at (248) 871-2726.

This document is available to view in PDF format. Alarm Registration Form
This document is available to view in PDF format. Alarm Registration Form Instructions



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