Police Reports - FOIA

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Freedom of Information Act
The Central Records Unit is located at Lansing Police headquarters.

Central Records administers the processing of all police reports, accident reports, criminal history checks and firearm registrations.

Police Report

All police reports are released through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Police Report Requests (PDF) must be made in writing and are accepted in person, by mail, email or fax. LPD has five business days to provide a response. In cases when more time is needed to provide a complete response, a 10-business-day extension may be necessary. Fees vary based on the amount of information requested and the time to process the information.

Traffic Crash Report (UD-10)

To request a copy of a Lansing Police Department Traffic Crash Report (UD-10), a written request may be submitted to the FOIA Coordinator or a Michigan Traffic Crash Report may be instantly obtained by visiting Authorized Transaction. The cost is $10. To order a Lansing Police Department Traffic Crash Report online, the date of the accident and the accident report number are required.

Firearm Permit

Firearm Permits are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Firearm permits are free, however, permits require a notary of $5 each. Firearm permitting can be contacted at 517-483-4689.
  • Background Checks: $5
  • Fingerprinting: $10 per card - Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m
  • Live Scan Fees: $54.75