In response to the expected extreme heat, temperatures reaching 90+ degrees, the City of Westland has opened several cooling centers around the City for the entire week of July 15th.  For more information about hours and locations please click here.


Support Services/Records Bureau

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Lieutenant Steve Bird

Contact Information

 Phone: 734-721-5350

Fax: 734-722-3220


Hours of Operation
The Support Services/Records Bureau is open to the public Monday thru Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm and will be closed on all public holidays.
Record checks, fingerprinting and gun purchase permit services are available from 9:00am to 4:00pm.  Please see list of services and fees below.

Services and Fees

Report Copies - $10.00 (requestor must be listed in the report). These requests must be done in person at the Records Counter M-F 9am to 5pm.

Local Record/Background Checks - $10.00 - Please be aware that this is a local City of Westland check ONLY. If you require a full background check you will need to follow the link below for the MSP ICHAT application.

State of Michigan Criminal History Checks (will redirect to another website):

Traffic Accident Reports - (will redirect to another website) :clemis_header

Notary Fee for Gun Permits - $10.00

Freedom of Information Act/Discovery Requests:
Documents $0.10 per page
Audio/Video: $1.00 per CD or DVD + labor
Photographs on CD: $35.00
Labor for locating, reproducing, redacting and reviewing above items: $0.56/minute charged in 15-minute increments.

You may submit a FOIA request for copies of reports, etc. online by clicking here

Gun Registrations/Applications - No Charge

CPL (Concealed Weapons License) Application Packets - Available at No Charge.
For completed applications or questions regarding processing: Contact Wayne County Clerk's Office at (313) 224-6262 or visit

CPL Fingerprinting is available for WESTLAND RESIDENTS ONLY at a cost of $15.00 

For more information on our CPL Fingerprinting policy please click here.


Applicant/Personal Fingerprinting - For WESTLAND RESIDENTS ONLY and by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please contact Sgt. Liess at  or (734) 713-3698 to schedule. Cost is $15.00 per two cards. (We do NOT have electronic/Live Scan fingerprinting available).

The Westland Police Department only has the RI-008 (Michigan State Police Applicant and Personal Identification) cards on hand. Any other fingerprint cards MUST be supplied by the requestor


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