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​​​Alarm Permits & Registration     Animal Control     Community Standards     Fingerprinting     Pistol Licenses     Police Reports     Property     Records     Taxi, Limo & Transportation Network Licensing     Towing/Impounds

​​​​​​Alarm Permits and Registratio​n

​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.​ (This can be done online.)

​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.  To request removal of a dead animal from public property, call Washtenaw Metro Dispatch at 734.994.2911.​​

​​​​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; including the enforcement of parking violations, grass cutting, snow/ice removal and much more.​​​​


The Ann Arbor Police Department only offers 15th District Court-ordered fingerprinting. For all other fingerprinting, contact the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department​.

Court ordered fingerprinting takes place on Wednesdays 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on the third floor of the Ann Arbor Justice Center (301 E. Huron St.). You may also set up an appointment by emailing: aapdfingerprinting@a2gov.org

Required documents to bring:

  • Order for fingerprints.
  • Felony/Misdemeanor complaint.
  • Valid form of identification (driver's license, state ID card, student ID, or passport).​​

Pistol Licenses

Pistol licenses to purchase (LTP) can be completed with the AAPD. If you are buying a handgun from someone with a federal firearms license (FFL), including a retail store, a license to purchase is not necessary to obtain prior to your purchase. If you are ob​taining 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 pistol; however, you may obtain the license to purchase from any police agency in Michigan, not just the police agency for where you reside.​ Read answers to frequently aske​d questions​ about licensing a pistol (PDF).

Police​​​​ Reports

Find out under what circumstances you should file a police report. This page also includes a link to file a report online, a list of information you should be prepared to provide and next steps to expect once you file a report.​


Found, lost or case-related property is handled by the property unit. To pick up or retrieve property, call 734.794.6952 to verify that your property is ready to be released and to make an appointment for pickup. ​


The records section is responsible for maintaining, researching and releasing official police records in compliance with city policy, the Freedom on Information Act and the State of Michigan law enforcement records retention schedule. Records also handle​​​​s registering sex offenders. If you have any questions, please contact records by phone 734.794.6954, fax 734.994-9928 or email a2policerecords@a2gov.org.​

Taxi, Limousine and Transportation Network Licensing​

Taxicab, limousine and other transportation network drivers are required to be licensed.​ Learn more from the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs​.

Towing/​​​​Vehicle​​​ Impounds​​

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. ​​​​​


AAPD Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)​

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