Service Bureau

The immense task of managing the large amounts of records, reports and transactions that occur daily at the sheriff’s office is handled by the agents of the Service Bureau. From the moment of entry into the office, you will be met and assisted by an agent, either at the front information desk or at the bureau window.

From typing and filing the over 15,000 reports and citations issued every year, they also maintain the inmate records, firearm licenses and State offender registry.

The agents are also able to provide assistance with acquiring accident and other police reports, applying for firearm purchase and CPL licenses. Also, assistance with filling out FOIA requests, notary service and fingerprinting for various background investigations.

The Service Bureau is open Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Fee Schedule for 2013

Copy UD-10 (accident report form) $7.00
Fingerprinting $15.00
Notary Charge (gun permits) $10.00
Records Check $10.00
In Car Videos $25.00
Copies of Reports $5.00 for first page, $1.00 each additional page

Online Ticket Payment & Accident Report Retrieval Service

Dog Licensing

Licenses are required for all dogs over four months of age and are available year round.

Licenses are considered non-delinquent in the following circumstances:

  • Newly purchased or acquired dogs.
  • Those pups just attaining four months of age.
  • Those dogs just becoming a Michigan resident.
  • Licenses purchased between December 1st and March 1st the following year.

New licenses must be purchased within thirty days in order to qualify:

Reasons for Licensing

  • Excellent identification. It's your pet's ticket back home. It allows us to notify you when your lost pet is found.
  • It ensures that your dog is rabies vaccinated.
  • Provides proof that the dog legally belongs to you.
  • It's the LAW
Licensing Fees
St Clair County Only
Non-sterilized dogs $22.00 $40.00
Sterilized dogs $12.00 $40.00

A current rabies vaccination certificate signed by a veterinarian is required to purchase a license.

Dog license applications are mailed out December 1st each Year. If the application mailed to you has the box labeled "sex" printed "Male-Castrated" or "Female-spayed", you need not provide additional proof of sterilization. If your rabies vaccination expiration date on the application is current, you need not provide additional proof.