Support Services / Records Bureau

Services & Fees

  • Freedom of Information Act/Discovery Requests:
    • Audio/Video: $2 per CD or DVD plus labor
    • Documents $0.15 per page
    • Labor for locating, reproducing, redacting, and reviewing above items: $1.00 per minute charged in 15-minute increments
    • Photographs on CD: $37
    • You may submit an FOIA request for copies of reports, etc. online.
  • Local Record/Background Checks - $11 - Please be aware that this is a local City of Westland check only. If you require a full background check you will need to visit the MSP ICHAT website for an application
  • Notary Fee for Gun Permits - $11
  • Report Copies - $11 (requestor must be listed in the report). These requests must be done in person at the Records Counter Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm
  • State of Michigan Criminal History Checks
  • Traffic Accident Reports
  • Applicant/Personal Fingerprinting - For Westland residents only and by appointment only. Please email Sergeant Liess or call 734-713-3698 to schedule. Cost is $16 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.

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 licensed gun dealer, they will handle the background check at their facility. If you have a valid Concealed Pistol License (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 come to the Westland Police Department Records Bureau Monday-Friday 9am to 4pm to begin the application process. Applicants must have a valid ID and be a Westland resident.

Concealed Weapons License (CPL) 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 the Wayne County website.


CPL Fingerprinting is available for Westland residents only at a cost of $16. View more information on our CPL Fingerprinting policy (DOC)