Freedom of Information Requests
Requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) may be done in person during business hours at our Records Bureau, or by faxing your request to 616-538-7553 or through online submission. Please visit our Freedom of Information page for more detailed information prior to submitting your request. There may be additional costs for processing these requests.
FOIA Documents & Forms
Police Department FOIA Submittal Options
- Email to PDFOIA@cityofgrandville.com
- Fax to 616-538-7553
- Mail to 3181 Wilson Ave. SW, Grandville, MI 49418
We offer fingerprinting on cards and livescan fingerprinting for employment, licensing & expungements. Applicant fingerprinting is done on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm. Fingerprints on cards are $10.00 for city of Grandville residents and $15.00 for non residents , and livescan fingerprints are $64.00 for city of Grandville residents and $69.00 for non residents, cash or check only. A livescan form is required for School fingerprints and must include agency or requestor ID and reason code for fingerprinting. You must have your Valid Michigan Drivers License or ID with your current correct address. No appointment is necessary.
concealed pistol license fingerprinting city of Grandville residents only $15.00.
Purchase Permits and Registering your Firearm
If you are purchasing a handgun from an authorized Federal Firearms Licensed dealer. You can go directly to the dealer and they will have the forms needed to purchase a handgun. If you have a Concealed Pistol license and you are purchasing or receiving a handgun as a gift you may obtain the RI-60 form from any police agency or it is available on MSP Website. If you would like to apply for a permit to purchase a handgun to purchase from a private party or have received as gift or inheritance, you can go to any law enforcement agency in Michigan. You will need a valid Michigan Driver's License or a Michigan State I.D. with your current address to apply. There is a $5.00 notary fee for notary services applied to gun permits, cash or check only.
After the purchase of the firearm, please return the appropriate copy of the purchase permit to the Grandville Police Department. Gun Permits are only good for up to 30 days, once the firearm is acquired, the individual has 10 days to return the registry copy to our agency.
Accident Reports If you have been involved in an accident in the City of Grandville you may obtain a copy of your Accident Report for $12.00 at
Background CheckIf you need a local background check for employment or housing you may come to the Grandville Police Department with your Michigan Drivers License or ID during normal business hours and we will check for any contact made by the Grandville Police Department only. Background fee is $10.00 cash or personal check only.
Criminal History Records Check
The Internet Criminal History Access Tool (ICHAT) allows a search of public records contained in the Michigan Criminal History Record Section.