Central Records

Central Records is staffed by four full time civilian employees and two part-time employees. Central Records processes all arrest paperwork and incident reports. Information is reviewed and forwarded to the State Police and FBI to ensure accurate and complete local records as well as State and Federal criminal histories. The bureau fills all requests for documents or information from other police departments, government agencies, attorneys, courts, and the general public including Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA):

The City of Livonia keeps a variety of public records. Many of these documents are available to members of the public. If you have Internet access, the City’s website, www.ci.livonia.mi.us, offers quick and easy access to information about the City, therefore, it is the best starting point if you are looking for data gathered by and about the City. But, thanks in large part to Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), a broader array of public records can — whether in hard copy or electronic form — be had upon your request. You may be charged for copying and various other costs incurred by the City in response to such requests, as described in the below linked documents.

If you have questions regarding the Freedom Of Information Act and obtaining records from the Livonia Police Department please use our contact form.

Download the Freedom of Information Request Form
Freedom of Information Act Procedures & Guidelines
Freedom of Information Act Guidelines Summary

This office also handles fingerprinting requests by appointment, record checks and issues pistol purchase permits and registers handguns.

Download Pistol Purchasing Application

Business Hours:  Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • No handgun purchase permits or registrations are conducted after 4:00 p.m.
  • Appointments for fingerprinting must be made in advance at 734-466-2386.
  • Freedom of Information Act requests can be made at the Central Records desk inside the police station during normal business hours or by fax. Click on the link to get a copy of the FOIA request form. Proper identification required to pick up documents. If you have questions concerning the FOIA process, please email us using our contact form or call 734-466-2382. Our fax number is 734-466-2171.

Individuals interested in obtaining a Concealed Pistol License (CPL) may obtain the application packet at the Central Records desk during business hours. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office handles the processing of all CPL applications. Should you have questions regarding this process, you should contact the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office at 734-721-5125.


 Handgun Purchase Permit Notary Fee $5.00 each
 Fingerprints $15.00 per card
 State Fingerprint Checks $59.75
 Incident Reports $5.00
 Accident Reports $13.00
 FOIA Variable
 Local Record Checks $6.00
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