The Records Division is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Beginning Monday, October 2, 2023, Tuesday and Thursday hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
What can we provide to you?
- BCPD arrest records checks
- DNA collection
- Gun permit/registration
- LiveScan fingerprinting
- Notary services
- UD-10 traffic accident reports
Learn more at the Clerk's web page, linked here.
You can also complete a FOIA request on the city's website, linked here.
All services, reports, and fees are subject to change without notice.
Traffic accident reports can be obtained in a variety of ways:
- Email: CityClerk@battlecreekmi.gov
- Fax: 269-966-3636
- In person:
34 N. Division Street
Battle Creek, MI 49014
- United States mail at the Police Department Management Services Division for a $10 fee
In accordance with Public Act 218 of 2013, all requests for accidents that are less than 30 days old can only be obtained when a completed Accident Waiver is received.
All other types of reports, report attachments, and photographs must be requested from the City Clerk's Office at City Hall, through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
Contact the clerk's office at 269-966-3348 or send written records requests via email.
We provide fingerprint processing from 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, excluding holidays.
The fee for LiveScan fingerprinting is $63.25, the fee for ink-rolled impressions is $20 per card, and there is no charge for court-ordered fingerprints.
Please note the fee for LiveScan fingerprinting may vary, based upon the reason for the request.
Gun Permit / Registration
You must be a citizen of the United States, have a Michigan photo ID with your current address, and live in the City of Battle Creek or Bedford Township.
The license to purchase a gun is valid for 30 days. After the gun is purchased, the Michigan State Police copy of the license to purchase must be returned to the Battle Creek Police Department (BCPD) Records Division within 10 days.
You no longer need to bring in your gun for inspection. If you decide not to purchase the weapon, you must return the permit to the Police Department by the listed expiration date. There is a $5 notary fee for the permit. You may also take the permit elsewhere to be notarized.
Arrest record checks are provided through our agency and only cover arrests that have been made by our department. You will be required to show a photo ID for this service.
If you are an employer or government official, you must have a signed consent form from the applicant authorizing the release of records. There is a $15 fee for this service.
Concealed Weapons Permit Application Packets
Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) permits are issued by the Calhoun County Gun Board, located in Marshall.
Notary services are provided to the public for a fee of $5 per notarized signature.
We currently provide DNA collection from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday - Friday, excluding holidays.