Records Bureau


The Records Bureau no longer accepts cash only credit/debit cards, cashier's checks and money orders will be accepted.


The Records Bureau of the Romulus Police Department is currently staffed by two civilian records specialists and the Administrative Sergeant that handle duties ranging from greeting citizens at the front desk to satisfying requests for FOIA's and police records.

Following is a listing of duties carried out by the Records Bureau, associated costs, and times that the specific duties are handled.

Copies of Reports

Police reports are $18 per report. Citizens may purchase copies of accident reports online.

Handgun Purchase Permits/Registrations

Offered during regular business hours. Proof of citizenship is required. A notary fee applies. 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.

Concealed Weapons Permits

Obtain a CPL packet at any Police Department, Sheriff's Department, or County Clerk's office. A complete CPL process may take 3 to 6 months.


During normal business hours with a charge of $20 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.

The cost will be $70 and will be administered in the Records Bureau from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the Records Bureau.

Personal Protection Orders

Obtained from Coleman A. Young building in Downtown Detroit.

Criminal Background Checks

Come into the Police Department with a driver's license or state I.D. We will check to see if you've ever been arrested by the Romulus Police and will provide you with a letter stating the results. There is a $10 per person charge for this service. If you need a more extensive search, please contact the Michigan State Police.

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.