Records & Service Desk Operations
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The Records Division can be reached by telephone, Monday - Friday, 8:00AM-5:00PM at 734-973-4655. The Service Desk operates Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-5:00PM and can be reached by telephone at 734-973-4691. Both offices are located at 2201 Hogback Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105.
The Records Division is responsible for recording and storing case files. They maintain all incident and accident reports generated by the Sheriff's Office. Records assists the public by locating incident/accident reports, researching past incidents, and directing them to other agencies as needed. Incident reports are retrieved and made available upon request to the public through the Freedom Of Information Act, by filling out the Freedom of Information Act form.
Once a report is received, the Records Division's function is to enter case information into the computer. This allows Sheriff's Office personnel future access to specific information in each case.
The Records Division accepts payment for public requests. These public requests include copies of incident and accident reports, criminal history/background checks, photos, fingerprint checking, etc
Traffic Crash Reports take approximately five business days to arrive in the Records Division. Traffic Crash Reports needed for insurance purposes are available at https://payments.clemis.org/extservices.
All reports take approximately five business days to arrive in the Records Division. All police reports (not exempt as specified in Section 13 of P.A. 442 of 1976) must be requested through the Freedom of Information Act, by filling out the Freedom of Information Act form and submitting it to the Records Division.
Finger Printing Information
The Sheriff’s Office located at 2201 Hogback Rd. in Ann Arbor provides finger printing services from 8:00am – 4:45pm at the Service Desk Monday through Friday (except on holidays). There is no appointment necessary; this is first come first serve.
There are fees for fingerprinting. Please see the fees schedule above
Please bring your valid photo identification and any fingerprint cards if you were provided. You do not need to be a Michigan resident to be printed by the Sheriff's Office. If you are a student at a local college or university you may use your local Michigan address. Student ID will be required as proof.
If you are not a student the address on your fingerprint card must match your photo identification.
The Sheriff's Office does provide Michigan State Police RI-8 cards and the FBI FD-258 cards for your use.
The Freedom of Information Act regulates and sets requirements for the disclosure of public records by all “public bodies” in the state. To request documents from the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office complete the FOIA form here.
In general, all records except those specifically cited as exceptions are covered by the Freedom of Information Act. The records covered include minutes of open meetings, officials’ voting records, staff manuals, final orders or decisions in contested cases and the records on which they were made, and promulgated rules. Other written statements which implement or interpret laws, rules or policies, including, but not limited to, guidelines, manuals and forms with instructions, adopted or used by the agency in the discharge of its functions, are also covered.
For additional information on the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) you may visit the State of Michigan Attorney Generals Office.