Police Reports - FOIA

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 Requests 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 by mail or in person (120 W. Michigan Ave. Lansing, MI 48933). The cost for this is $10.00

To obtain a copy of a Michigan Traffic Crash Report instantly you can visit Lexis Nexis. The cost is $19.00

To order a Lansing Police Department Traffic Crash Report online, the following are required: Date of the accident and the accident report number.

Link to online traffic crash report site

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