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Freedom of Information Act Requests

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (MCL 15.231 et. seq.) regulates and sets requirements for the disclosure of public records by public bodies within the state of Michigan. A public record is a writing prepared, owned, used, in the possession of, or retained by a public body in the performance of an official function, from the time it is created. In general, all records except those cited as exceptions are covered by FOIA.

NOTE: Have a question about requesting Michigan State Police records? Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document.


Criminal History Records 

To request a copy of a Michigan criminal history record, submit a written request to the FOI Unit or obtain one instantly by using the Michigan State Police's Internet Criminal History Access Tool (ICHAT). The cost is $10.

NOTE: A person's first and last name and date of birth are required when ordering a Michigan criminal history record online or through the FOI Unit.


Traffic Crash Report (UD-010) 

To request a copy of a Michigan Traffic Crash Report (UD-010), a written request may be submitted to the FOI Unit. A Michigan Traffic Crash Report may be instantly obtained by visiting the Traffic Crash Purchasing System (TCPS) website. The cost is $10.

NOTE: To order a Michigan Traffic Crash Report online, the date of the accident, driver's license number, and driver's date of birth OR the Crash Number (serial or case number) and date of the accident are required.


Other Michigan State Police Records

To request any other Michigan State Police records (e.g., incident reports, photos, videos, etc.), complete the form below:

NOTE: The Request for Public Records (RI-101) form is not required to make a request. Requests may also be sent by mail, email, or fax via a letter to us using the information listed below:
  • Mailing Address: Michigan State Police, Freedom of Information Unit, P.O. Box 30634, Lansing, Michigan 48933
  • Overnight Mail/Physical Address: 333 S. Grand Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933
  • Fax Number: (517) 241-1935
  • E-Mail Address: