Due to the current drop in temperature over this weekend, the City of Westland is closing it's cooling centers but will continue to monitor temperatures and reopen the cooling centers as needed. 

Westland City Hall, City Parks and the Jefferson Barns Community Vitality Center are open for our residents. Online services and the City drop boxes are still available for residents to use.  The two drop boxes located at City Hall for bill payments (no cash please) and document drop offs that will be checked daily.  The Senior Friendship Center will continue to be closed until further notice.  Thank you for your patience in this unprecedented challenging time and please stay healthy.


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 CLOSED 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 -You only need a Permit to Purchase if you are buying a handgun from a private citizen. If you are purchasing a handgun from a license gun dealer, they will handle the background check at their facility. If you have a valid CPL you do not need a purchase permit to buy a gun from a private citizen. If you do not qualify for either of the above and need a Permit to Purchase, please complete the application by clicking here then forward the completed application to with a message that you would like to apply for a Permit to Purchase.  A clerk will respond within 24 hours Monday-Friday to schedule an appointment to come to the Westland Police Department with your ID to pickup up the permit. 


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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