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Records Bureau

Records Bureau Public Safety's Records Bureau is located in the Public Safety Headquarters, adjacent to the Canton Administration Building.  Office hours are 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  

Canton Public Safety Records Bureau
1150 S. Canton Center Road
Canton, MI  48188

Phone Number: 734-394-5410
Fax Number:  734-394-5478



Accident Reports available online 24/7 from CLEMIS

Service Fee
(cash or check only)

Accident Reports

(from Records Bureau)

$5 Copies of accident reports can be purchased in person at the Records Bureau; or, send a $4.00 check and self-addressed, stamped envelope to Records Bureau at above address.
Incident Reports $10 Photo identification required to obtain report.
Fire Reports $3.00 - First page + $1.00- each additional page. Requests for reports are reviewed and approved by the Fire Chief.
Applicant Fingerprints*

$20 - Canton Residents
$35 - Non-Residents


Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (appointment recommended).

Photo ID required to verify Canton residency. 

*Canton's fee listed.  State and Federal processing fees may apply, and vary based on reason for printing.  Contact the records bureau for specific fees.

We do not print for U.S. Immigration.

Handgun Purchase Permits $5 Notary Fee Apply between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.  Canton residents only with valid photo identification. Permits are valid for 10 days. 
Clearance Letter $10 each Canton residents only, with identification. Must obtain in person, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. This is a local clearance only.
Notary Public $5.00 each Notary Public services are offered for all documents requiring same that are issued by or obtained from the police department.
Concealed Pistol License Permits (CPL) Applications for CPL's are processed by the Wayne County Sheriff's Department and are available on line thru their website or at the Canton Police Department's Records Bureau.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests - The Records Bureau accepts FOIA requests in person, by mail or fax to the above address/fax number.  Requests are processed within (5) business days, as allowed by law.  Requests should contain as much specific information as possible regarding names, dates, times, locations, etc.  FOIA fees are based on an hourly labor rate, search and copy fees, and per page fees.  Requestors will be notified when request is completed.

FOIA 5 2014.pdfFOIA Request Form 

Note:  All Fire reports and Environmental Assessment reports must be submitted by FOIA request.  EMS reports requested by anyone other than the patient must be by FOIA request, along with a signed medical authorization by individual treated (per HIPPA).  Otherwise requestor must be legal guardian or next of kin.  

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