Records Bureau

Canton Public Safety's Records Bureau processes all requests for reports and information. They also process all handgun purchase permits, personal clearance checks, and fingerprint requests. Applicable fees may apply.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests

The Records Bureau accepts FOIA requests for Public Safety Department information in person, my mail, fax or online. Requests are processed within five business days, as allowed by law. Requests should contain as much specific information as possible regarding names, dates, times, locations, etc. FOIA fees are based on an hourly labor rate, search and copy fees, and per page fees.

Note: All Fire reports and Environmental Assessment reports must be submitted by FOIA request. EMS reports requested by anyone other than the patient must be by FOIA request, along with a signed medical authorization by individual treated (per HIPAA). Otherwise requester must be legal guardian or next of kin.

Print Freedom Of Information Request (PDF)

Submit Freedom Of Information Request Online (HTML)

Fee Schedule


 Service
Fee
 (Cash or check only)

 Description
Reports - Accident* (from Records Bureau)No chargeAccident reports can be obtained in person at the Records Bureau.
Reports - Police IncidentNo chargePhoto identification required to obtain report.
Reports - Fire Department
No charge
Requests for reports are reviewed and approved by the Deputy Director of Fire.
Fingerprints - Electronic
State of Michigan:
$66.50 / Canton residents
$81.50 / Non-residents
Federal:
$81.50 / Canton residents
$96.50 / Non-residents
Fingerprinting hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Photo identification (ID) required. We do not print for U.S. Immigration.
Fingerprints - InkState of Michigan: $20 / Canton residents
$35 / Non-residents
Federal: $20 / Canton residents
$35 / Non-residents
Fingerprinting hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Photo ID required. We do not print for U.S. Immigration.
Handgun Purchase Permits$5 Notary FeeApply between 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Permits are valid for 30 days.
Clearance Letter$10 eachObtain in person, between 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a local clearance only.
Notary Public$5 eachNotary Public services are offered for all documents that are issued by or obtained from the police department.
Concealed Pistol License Permits (CPL)
Applications for CPLs are processed by the Michigan State Police. Applications are available online.


*Accident reports may also be obtained online (applicable fees will be assessed through CLEMIS).