Records Bureau


The Records Bureau only accepts credit/debit cards, cashier's checks, and money orders. If paying by credit/debit card, a $1.95 transaction fee will be applied to your total.


The Records Bureau is currently staffed by two full-time civilians and one part-time civilian. The Detective Lieutenant oversees this bureau. The Records Bureau is responsible for duties ranging from maintaining arrest and incident paperwork to filling requests for documents from other police agencies, courts, and the general public including FOIA requests.

Business Hours: Monday - Friday 8 A.M - 4 P.M (Closed 12 P.M - 1 P.M for lunch)

Copies of Reports

Police reports are $15 in-person or by mail. Citizens may purchase copies of accident reports online for $18.

Handgun Purchase Permits/Registrations

Offered during regular business hours. Proof of citizenship is required. It is no longer required to bring your weapon in for inspection. Pistol sales permits can be turned in 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Gun permits are $20 which includes the notary fee.

Concealed Weapons Permits

CPL packets can be obtained at any police department, sheriff's department, or county clerk's office. The CPL process may take between 3 to 6 months.


During normal business hours with a charge of $25 per person for Romulus residents and $30 for non-residents.

In an effort to enhance our service delivery to residents and clients of the City of Romulus, the Romulus Police Department has instituted a program to perform Applicant Livescan Fingerprints. The fingerprints will be taken with our Livescan printing system and transmitted to the appropriate resources digitally.

LiveScan fingerprinting is $85 and administered by appointment only, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). 

Personal Protection Orders

Obtained from Coleman A. Young building in Downtown Detroit.

Local Clearance Checks

Local clearance checks are provided for Romulus Residents only. Bring your driver's license or state I.D. to the Records Bureau during our normal business hours and we will check to see if you've ever been arrested by the Romulus Police. You will be provided a letter stating the results. There is a $20 per person charge for this service. If you need a criminal background check, please visit the Michigan State Police website here.

Freedom of Information Act Requests

FOIA information can be found under the Freedom of Information Act page on the left, or you can view the FOIA document under the Clerk's page.