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Pistol Purchase Permits  (License to Purchase – LTP)

Pistols may be purchased directly from a licensed gun dealer without obtaining a License to Purchase (LTP). You MUST apply for a license to purchase a pistol if any of the following apply:
  • Purchase of a pistol from an individual who is not a licensed gun dealer
  • A pistol is registered in another state, but the owner of the pistol is moving to Michigan
  • The pistol is inherited

Requirements to obtain a LTP:

  • 18 years of age (to purchase from a private citizen in Michigan) or 21 (to purchase from a federally licensed dealer)
  • Valid picture identification
  • US citizen or Resident Legal Alien (must show I-551 card)
  • Must not be otherwise legally prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm (i.e. felony conviction, assault conviction, etc.)
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. 



Non-criminal/applicant fingerprinting is done by the Police Department’s Records Section. A fee of $20 is charged for the first two cards; additional cards are $5 each. A fee of $63.25 is charged for applicant fingerprints that are required to be submitted to the Michigan State Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation electronically via LiveScan. Appointments are encouraged. Fingerprinting services are available Monday through Friday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM. Oakland County residents only. All fingerprint services are done electronically. Ink fingerprinting services have been discontinued.

Fees are cash or check only. No debit or credit cards are accepted at this time.

Woman being fingerprintedThe 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).

Obtaining 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.  Depending on the nature, some reports must be obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Please click here for more information regarding FOIAs.

$5 for each report given over the counter.

Fees are cash or check only. No debit or credit are accepted at this time.

Accident Reports Online

Copies of traffic reports (UD-10s) are available online for a small fee and can be purchased using a debit or credit card. To obtain an online traffic accident report, visit

Record Clearance

Records/Police clearances are conducted on adults only and will identify arrests with the City of Farmington Hills. A person requesting a clearance on anyone but themselves must have a notarized authorization from that person.  The fee for a Records/Police clearance is $10, Monday through Friday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM.

A request for a Criminal Conviction History can be made through the Michigan State Police. Visit the Michigan State Police website and click on the Internet Criminal History Access Tool (ICHAT) for more information.


The Alarm Billing Ordinance is designed to hold accountable the relatively small percentage of businesses and homeowners that 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.

See the City Charter/Code of Ordinances and refer to Section 17.95 for False Alarm Fee Assessments.

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 a Records Section employee, dedicated to that task, who 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 11,500 alarms registered.

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) 871-2720.

Alarm Registration Form
Alarm Registration Form Instructions