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Alarm Permits and Registration

If you are the owner of an alarm system, Chapter 93, Section 7:403 of the Ann Arbor Code of Ordinances requires you to register your alarm and obtain a permit annually.

Animal Control

Animal Control - Dogs must be secured by a leash held by their owner or attendant while walking or while on premises secured by a leash which is attached to a stationary object and attended by an owner. 

Community Special Events

AAPD assistance can be contracted for community special events or filming events on city-owned property or in streets and rights of way.

Community Standards Enforcement

The community standards enforcement unit of the Ann Arbor Police Department serves an integral role in maintaining the quality of life in Ann Arbor. This unit has primary responsibility to enforce the city codes and ordinances that protect the public health, welfare and safety of the residents.

Pistol Registration

If you are buying a handgun from someone with a federal firearms license (FFL), you are not required to obtain a pistol license prior to your purchase.  If you are obtaining a pistol from a private individual who does not have an FFL, you will be required to get a license to purchase prior to obtaining the firearm; however, you may obtain a license to purchase from any police agency in Michigan, not just the police agency for where you reside.

Police Reports and Records

The records division is responsible for recording and storing case files. They maintain all incident and crash reports generated by the police department. Records staff assists the public by locating incident/accident reports, researching past incidents, and directing them to other agencies as needed.

Towed Vehicles  

Having your vehicle towed and impounded is unpleasant, regardless of the reason. Information is available about what to expect if your vehicle has been towed and how to retrieve your vehicle. ​

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Ann Arbor Justice Center
301 E Huron St, 2nd floor
Ann Arbor, MI 48104