The Public Safety Records Section is staffed by five civilian employees, supervised by the Training and Standards Sergeant. The records section handle duties ranging from greeting citizens at the front desk, answering the business telephone lines, fingerprinting citizens for work, travel and other purposes and compiling official police and fire department records and statistics.
Hours of Operation:
Regular business hours for the records section are 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).
Copies of Reports:
Copies of police and fire reports can be obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is the Federal law that provides access to public records, except for those protected from disclosure under the Act. To request records, please complete the FOIA Request for Records form and return it the Novi Police Department or the Novi City Clerk's Office or call the records section at 248-348-7100.
Citizens may purchase copies of accident reports online on the CLEMIS website (Oakland County's Courts and Law Enforcement Management Information System). All insurance companies must purchase accident reports through CLEMIS.
Handgun Purchase Permits/Registrations:
If purchasing a handgun from a private individual, registration cards can be obtained from the records section during normal business hours (proof of citizenship is required). If you have purchased a handgun from a business or individual with a Federal Firearm License (FFL), completed registration cards can be dropped off at the front desk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Proof of citizenship is required.
It is no longer required to bring your weapon in for inspection.
Concealed Pistol License (CPL):
A CPL packet can be obtained at the Novi Police Department, Oakland County Sheriff’s Office or the County Clerk Office. A complete CPL process may take from 3 to 6 months.
The Novi Police Department records section assists residents and non-residents with fingerprinting citizens for work, travel and other purposes. Fingerprinting is done during normal business hours.
The fee for this service is:
Ink Fingerprints (up to three cards)
Novi Residents: $20.00
In February of 2010, the Novi Police Department has instituted a program to perform Applicant Livescan Fingerprints 24 hours a day. The fingerprints will be taken with our Livescan printing system and transmitted to the appropriate resources digitally. The fee for this service is $74.75.
To claim your vehicle, you must bring proof of ownership (registration or title) and identification. Release forms can be obtained at the front desk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Note: If the vehicle was impounded as a result of an arrest, a $20 fee will be imposed to release the vehicle.
Personal Protection Orders (PPO):
Personal Protection Orders (PPO) can be obtained from the County Circuit Court.
False Alarm Billing:
Novi Ordinance 22-36 prescribes penalty’s for excessive false alarms per calendar year. The penalty for excessing false alarms are:
Criminal background checks:
Come into the office with a driver's license or state I.D. We will check to see if you've ever been arrested by Novi 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.
If there is anything the Public Safety Records Section can help you with, please call 248-348-7100 or Sergeant Kevin Rhea at 248-347-0572
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Regular Business Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
(After hour emergencies, including water/sewer, please dial 911)