How to obtain a Copy of a Police Report
Traffic Crash Reports:
If you are unable to locate your traffic crash online please call Records Monday through Thursday 9 am - 4 pm at (734) 794-6954.
Obtained by Mail:
Mail a $5 check along with your crash report request, including the case report number to:
Ann Arbor Police Records, PO Box 8647, Ann Arbor, MI 48107-8647
Obtained In Person:
Visit Ann Arbor Police Records Monday - Thursday between 9 am and 3:55 pm. Please call first so we can make sure it's ready for you.
General Police Reports:
Traffic crash reports, private property crashes, theft reports, lost property, and damaged property reports are usually available five to seven business days after the incident is filed. You may be pick up a copy at the Records Section Monday - Thursday 9 am - 3:55 pm. Please call first to make sure the report has been completed.
Other Types of Criminal and Non-Criminal Reports:
Police Reports may be requested through "The Freedom of Information Act" by completing a "Freedom of Information Act " form
(PDF). Reports are prepared for a specific fee and take up to five (5) business days for preparation. Please make sure to call Records at (734) 794-6954 to see if your report is ready before coming to pick it up.
Obtaining a Local Criminal History Check:
A "local criminal history record check" indicating your conduct in the City of Ann Arbor, may be requested for local or international purposes. You may request a certificate on yourself through the mail or specifically in person.
Please arrive between 9 am & 3:30 pm Monday - Thursday. If you'd like to wait, it can take 10 - 45 minutes. If you're obtaining this for an adoption it could take up to five business days. The criminal history checks are prepared in "certificate" form and the fee is $10.00.
You will need to submit a "Signed and Notarized" request for the background check: The following items must be in that request:
•Full name, printed clearly
•Date of birth
•Copy of your driver license or photo ID
•Attach a $10 check for each certificate, payable to the "City Of Ann Arbor" then mail your request to: Ann Arbor Police Records, PO Box 8647, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48107-8647
Michigan State Police Criminal History Records
Anyone can search the official MSP Criminal History record database. The Michigan Criminal History Record Database is updated daily with "Felony and Misdemeanor Arrest", "Charge and Conviction" information as provided by Law Enforcement, Prosecuting Attorneys and Courts throughout the State of Michigan.
This search includes all Public Michigan Criminal History Information as allowed by Public Act 310 of 2005. This search does not include federal arrests or criminal records from other states.
A search for criminal record information that might be in another state requires you to correspond directly with the criminal record repository of that State.