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To purchase a pistol from a private party, you will need to obtain a Permit to Purchase. Residents will need to come to the Public Safety Department between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday. It is suggested that you call and speak with a communications specialist prior to arriving to ensure staff is on hand to assist you. Staff will conduct the appropriate background checks and issue or deny a permit, based on the findings. Should you be approved, the permit will be immediately issued and is valid for 30 days. Once the firearm is purchased, you will need to return the appropriate section of the sales permit to the Public Safety Department. The State of Michigan no longer requires an inspection of the firearm.
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For all non-emergency dispatch, call the Police Department at 248-644-4200. For an emergency, you should always dial 911.
Please contact the Department of Public Safety at 248-644-4200 to inquire about the open burn regulations.
Obtain your permit by following these steps:
All records are subject to the fee schedule below regardless of the method of request.
All traffic crash reports are entered electronically for reporting to the State of Michigan. This helps improve accuracy and track important traffic crash data. Once our officer has taken your crash report, they will enter it into this system and submit it for approval.
We request up to 7 business days for the report to be approved by the sergeant in charge of traffic crash reporting. Once approved the report will be available. City residents may obtain a copy of their traffic crash report at the station, you will need your driver's license.
No, residents wishing to purchase pistols from licensed dealers in Michigan are no longer required to obtain a purchase permit from their local law enforcement agency. Licensed dealers are now able to produce the appropriate pistol registration paperwork and perform the appropriate federal background checks. Once the background check is approved and the paperwork is completed, the dealer will give you a copy of the Pistol Sales Record that needs to be delivered to the Public Safety Department. The State of Michigan no longer requires an inspection of the firearm.
Any resident wishing to apply for a CPL can contact the Oakland County Clerk's Office or find the application online.
All traffic citations are entered into an electronic system for submittal to the 48th District Court. If you were issued a traffic ticket you may pay your fines in person at the 48th District Court or online. We do not accept payment for citations at our department.
If you wish to set up a hearing or have any questions regarding your traffic citation, please contact the 48th District Court directly by phone at 248-647-1141.
If your vehicle has been impounded by our department you must come into our station and get a release form prior to going to the impound yard. We require:
Records requests can be submitted via email, via fax at 248-644-4813, or via mail to:
City ClerkRecords Request45 E Long Lake RoadBloomfield Hills, MI 48304
An FOIA request form can be found on the city's website under the Form Center.
You can call public safety to make an appointment at 248-644-4200. You will be asked to pay a $100 fee.