Business hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed major holidays. The Grandville Police Department provides service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For non-emergency/after hours services, call (616) 538-6110. For emergencies, always dial 9-1-1.
The instructions are on the ticket. The 59th District Court address is 3161 Wilson Avenue SW, Grandville, MI 49418 or call 616-538-9660. Any checks must be made out to the 59th District Court, not the Grandville Police Department. The tickets become the property of the District Court once the violation has been issued.
You can get a copy of the Kent County application from the Grandville Police Records window or get one from the Kent County Clerk's office. All CPL's are handled through the county clerk in the jurisdiction of where you live. The Grandville Police Department does not issue CPL's, nor fingerprints for those applications.
You must be 18 years old to buy a pistol from a private seller. Make sure the seller has the pistol legally registered to them. If you are buying from a private seller, and you do not have a CPL, then you can go to any police department to get a Permit to Purchase. It is always quicker to go to the police department in the jurisdiction of where you live. Permits are not always given the same day; it can sometimes take a week or more for background checks to be done. When you receive your permit we will explain what you need to do to get your pistol registered. If you are at least 21 years old you can directly purchase pistols from big box type stores, as they do the background checks on sight. They will give you a small white form that you take to the police department in whose jurisdition you reside. Do not mail that form to Michigan State Police.
Not necessarily--Many people assume because they have a Grandville mailing address that they live in the City of Grandville. The United States Postal Service establishes mailing areas based upon their local post offices. Some people that have a Grandville mailing address actually live outside the City of Grandville. Grandville Public School District boundaries are not the same as the Grandville city limits. Many people that live in the Grandville Public School District also live outside the City of Grandville. It is important that you understand what governmental agency serves the area in which you live.
Most fingerprints are submitted electronically (Livescan). The cost for a Grandville City resident is $64.00 and $69.00 for a non-resident. Fees are non-refundable. We accept cash or personal check payable to the City of Grandville; no debit/credit cards. You must bring a valid Michigan drivers license or Michigan ID card with the correct address, and the paperwork from the requesting agency containing the agency identification number and purpose code. Fingerprints are usually done 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. We cannot do ink prints.
All accident reports are entered into the State of Michigan database. You may request a copy of your accident report online at hhtps://policereports.lexisnexis.com//search/. You will need to provide the state, city, and report number. There is a fee of $12.00 for the report.
Accident reports are released to the owner of the vehicle, driver, passenger or insurance company.
Bicycle licenses are available at the Grandville Police Department Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm. You must have the make, size, color, and serial number. There is no charge for Grandville residents to register their bicycles.
Personnel at the Grandville Fire Department have been specially trained to provide this service. Frequently, child seat safety inspections are offered around the community. The inspections are part of a number of projects provided by the Greater Grand Rapids Safe Kids Coalition. The Grandville Fire Station is one of two permanent inspection sites in Kent County. You may call the Fire Department to schedule an appointment. The inspections are offered on every other Thursday. There is no cost for the inspection.
The release of police reports is covered under both federal and state Freedom of Information Acts (FOIA). Those acts describe the procedures for the release. You can fill out a FOIA request form for a public record. You can get this form on the City website, form link, or pick one up in person at the Grandville Police Department. The Grandville Police Department has five business days in which to respond to your request. They may notify you if additional time is needed. There are some situations where information may not be immediately available. Sometimes personal information such as name, address, phone number, date of birth, etcetera may be removed before the copies are provided to you. If there are fees associated with your request, you will be notified prior to your request being granted. A fee schedule is available on the City website.
9-1-1 should be used for any emergency. This would include reporting a fire, an injury, a crime in progress, or any concern that demands immediate attention. Non-emergency, minor incidents or inquiries should use the non-emergency number, (616) 538-6110. When in doubt, dial 9-1-1.
You may make a left turn after stopping for the red light and yielding to traffic on Rivertown Parkway.