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Oakland County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Oakland County Arrest Records?

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office provides access to specific non-confidential police reports and Oakland arrest records to the individuals involved and under certain conditions, to the general public. To obtain a copy of an incident or accident report, visit the Records Unit of the Sheriff’s Office located on the East Side of the Oakland County Jail in Pontiac, Michigan. The office opens between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm from Monday to Friday. The Sheriff’s Office charges $7 per report. The fee is payable in cash, and document release requires presenting a photo ID. The Records Unit of the Sheriff’s Office also requires a driver’s license or state I.D. to conduct and release a criminal background check. This report is available for pick-up at the Records Unit’s address. The Sheriff charges $5 for this service.

Crime Statistics

Recent crime statistics for Oakland County show 2,106 violent crimes and 15,714 property crimes in 2015. Compared to 2014 data, these figures represent a 77.9% and 22.2% jump in violent and property crimes. A breakdown of violent crime data for the county reveals 19 murders, 298 rapes, 1,427 aggravated assaults, and 362 robberies. Oakland County also recorded 2,729 burglaries, 11,844 larcenies, 1,141 vehicle thefts, and 87 cases of arson in the same year. Except for a tiny dip (0.3%) in vehicle theft rates between 2015 and 2014, all other crimes experienced significant year-on-year increases. Murder, rape, aggravated assault, and robbery incidences rose by 35.7%, 45.4%, 109.2%, and 52.1%. The burglary rate increased by 47.2%, while 20.1% more larceny and arson figures hiked by 117.5%.

What are Oakland County Criminal Records?

Oakland County criminal records are files that contain the entire criminal history of citizens of Oakland County. Criminal records contain such things as mugshots, arrest warrants, Oakland arrest records, jail records, etc. Criminal records are accessible by anyone who requests them. Requestors may request criminal records from the records unit of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.

How Do I Get Oakland County Criminal Records?

Oakland County criminal background checks are attainable at the Records Unit of the Oakland Sheriff’s office. Applicants may send an application via email on the Sheriff’s site. Applicants may also visit the Sheriff’s Office in person at:

Sheriff’s Office
1200 N Telegraph Rd. Bldg 38E
Pontiac, MI 48341
Phone: (248) 858-5000
Email: ocso@oakgov.com

Applicants may also request criminal records on the Michigan State Police website. Requestors may search for criminal records using name searches and fingerprint searches.

How to Find Oakland County Sex Offender Information

Michigan law empowers the State Police to compile and maintain a registry of sex offenders living, working, and attending school in all the state counties. This sex offender database is available online for anyone to search. Visit the Michigan Sex Offender Registry to search for sex offenders by name and address. The online registry also allows Oakland County residents to find incarcerated sex offenders and get information about non-compliant ones.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Oakland County Jail?

Individuals may visit inmates through video visitation, and they have to schedule visits ahead of time. Visitors may choose a time and date for visits using the online scheduling system. All visits must be scheduled at least 48 hours ahead of time and at most two weeks earlier.

Off-site (video) visits cost $7.50 and may be done on any mobile phone or computer. On-site visits are on Wednesdays to Sundays. All visitors must be dressed appropriately. Only the person that registers for the visit can come to visit the inmate. Only one adult and child visitor are allowed at a time.

Where and How to Find Oakland County Inmate Information

The Sheriff’s Office maintains all jail and inmate records for Oakland County. Besides providing information about inmate visitation and jail conditions, the Sheriff’s Office also provides a handy inmate locator on its website. Use it to find an inmate currently in one of the county’s correctional facilities. The search tool is also useful for looking up inmates incarcerated and released in the last 72 hours.

What are Oakland County Court Records?

The Clerk/Register of Deeds is the official responsible for maintaining all court records in Oakland County. The Legal Records Division of the Clerk’s Office keeps documents for a felony, civil, business, and domestic cases heard in various courts. Interested parties can find and order copies of these records through the Court Explorer portal maintained by the Clerk’s Office Legal Records Division. The Legal Records Division can mail or email regular copies of records ordered via the Court Explorer. Certified copies are only available by mail. The County Clerk charges $1 per page for regular copies of court records. There is an additional $10 per case number for certified copies. These non-refundable fees are payable by MasterCard, Discover, and Visa credit/debit cards.

Location of All Courts in Oakland County

Oakland County’s court system consists of 13 courts in total. Here are the addresses and contact information of all the courts:

6th Circuit Court - Oakland
Oakland County Courthouse
1200 N Telegraph Rd
Dept 413 Pontiac, MI 48341
Phone: (248) 858-0582

43rd District Court - Ferndale
305 E 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220
Phone: (248) 547-8700
Fax: (248) 584-2599

43rd District Court - Hazel Park
Hazel Park City Hall
111 E 9 Mile Rd
Hazel Park, MI 48030
Phone: (248) 547-3033
Fax: (248) 546-4088

43rd District Court - Madison Heights
200 W 13 Mile Rd
Madison Heights, MI 48071
Phone: (248) 583-1800
Fax: (248) 583-7721

44th District Court - Royal Oak
400 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Phone: (248) 246-3600
Fax: (248) 246-3601

45th District Court - Oak Park
13600 Oak Park Blvd
Oak Park, MI 48237
Phone: (248) 691-7440
Fax: (248) 691-7158

46th District Court - Southfield
26000 Evergreen Rd
Southfield, MI 48076
Phone: (248) 796-5800

47th District Court - Farmington Hills
31605 W 11 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Phone: (248) 871-2900
Fax: (248) 871-2901

48th District Court - Bloomfield Hills
4280 Telegraph Rd
P.O. Box: 3200
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Phone: (248) 647-1141
Fax: (248) 647-8955

50th District Court - Pontiac
Judge William J. Waterman Hall of Justice Building
70 N Saginaw St
Pontiac, MI 48342
Phone: (248) 758-3800

51st District Court - Waterford
5100 Civic Center Dr
Waterford, MI 48329
Phone: (248) 674-4655
Fax: (248) 674-4476

52nd District Court - 1st Division
48150 Grand River Ave
Novi, MI 48374
Phone: (248) 305-6080 (Civil)
Phone: (248) 305-6460 (Criminal)
Phone: (248) 305-6511 (Traffic)

52nd District Court - 2nd Division
5850 Lorac Clarkston, MI 48346
Phone: (248) 625-4880
Fax: (248) 625-5602

52nd District Court - 3rd Division
700 Barclay Circle
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
Phone: (248) 853-5553

52nd District Court - 4th Division
520 W Big Beaver Rd
Troy, MI 48084
Phone: (248) 528-0400
Fax: (248) 528-3588

Oakland County Probate Court
Oakland County Courthouse
1200 N Telegraph Rd
Dept 457 Pontiac, MI 48341
Phone: (248) 858-0260
Fax: (248) 452-2016

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What are Oakland County Vital Records

Oakland vital records are important records like birth certificates, death certificates, marriage certificates, property deeds, divorce certificates, wills, etc. Uncertified vital records are accessible by any member of the public, while those that are certified are confidential and obtainable by a few people.

The Oakland County Clerk is the custodian of vital records. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services maintains birth, death, marriage, and divorce records at the state level. Eligible people may apply for vital records from either of these offices.

Where and How to Get Oakland County Divorce Records

The Vital Records Division of the County Clerk/Recorder of Deeds is responsible for recording and issuing divorce certificates in Oakland County. It accepts requests for copies of these Oakland public records from qualified applicants in-person and by mail. To request a death record, start by downloading and completing a Vital Request Form. Bring or mail this along with a valid driver’s license, state ID, or passport to:

Vital Records
Dept 413
1200 N Telegraph Road
Pontiac, MI 48341

The office opens from Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. It is the busiest between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. Include a stamped, self-addressed envelope and the front and back sides of a photocopy of a credit card for payment. The Clerk also accepts money order (made payable to Oakland County Clerk) for mail requests and cash for in-person requests.

The fee for the first copy of a birth, death, or marriage record is $15. The Clerk charges seniors 65 years and older a reduced price of $10 for the first copy of a birth record. Each additional copy of the same document ordered at the same time attracts a cost of $5.

Where and How to Get Oakland County Marriage Records

Marriage records are obtainable by the couple. Marriage records are obtainable through email or fax requests. Applicants may contact the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services for mail requests at:

Vital Records
Dept 413
1200 N Telegraph Road
Pontiac, MI 48341
P.O. Box 30721
Lansing, MI 48909
Pontiac, MI 48341

The County Clerk's office is the primary custodian of marriage records in Oakland County. Marriage records up to 100 years old are available at the County Clerk’s office. Applicants may visit the County Clerk's office between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for marriage certificates at:

County Clerk
1200 N Telegraph Rd
Building 12E
Pontiac, MI 48341
Phone: (248) 858-0581
Email: clerk@oakgov.com

Where and How to Get Oakland County Birth Records

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Oakland County Clerk’s Office both handle birth certificates requests. Birth certificates are available only to the child’s parents, the child’s grandparents, and a legal representative. Applicants may obtain birth records by sending an application to:

County Clerk
1200 N Telegraph Rd
Building 12E
Pontiac, MI 48341
Phone: (248) 858-0581
Email: clerk@oakgov.com

The health department processes requests sent via mail to:

Vital Records
Dept 413
1200 N Telegraph Road
P.O. Box 30721
Lansing, MI 48909
Pontiac, MI 48341

Where and How to Get Oakland County Death Records

Oakland County death certificates are accessible at either the Oakland County Clerk’s office or the state health department’s vital records division. Death certificates are reserved for the immediate family of the dead and their lawyers. Death certificates cost $34 for rush orders and $12extra. Death records applications can be sent using either of these addresses and contact information:

Vital Records
Dept 413
1200 N Telegraph Road
P.O. Box 30721
Lansing, MI 48909
Pontiac, MI 48341

County Clerk
1200 N Telegraph Rd
Building 12E
Pontiac, MI 48341
Phone: (248) 858-0581
Email: clerk@oakgov.com

Are Property Records Open to the Public in Oakland County?

The Michigan State Freedom of Information Act maintains the public’s right to access Oakland County property and public records. Property records are available through in-person and online requests.

Where and How to Find Property Records in Oakland County?

The Oakland County Clerk/Register of Deeds possesses and maintains Oakland County property and land records from January 1, 1964 to date. It also provides recording services, as well as maps and plats for interested information-seeking residents. Copies of public records relating to property and land in Oakland County are obtainable through walk-in requests at the Clerk/Register of Deeds’ Office:

Oakland County Clerk/Register of Deeds
1200 North Telegraph Road
Building 12E
Pontiac, MI 48341
(248) 858-0581

How to Look Up Oakland County Property Records?

The Oakland County Clerk/Register of Deeds allows the general public to search Oakland County property records online through Super Index. Researchers can use Super Index to make basic or advanced searches for property records. It costs $6 for the first document and $1 for additional documents of the same order. Interested persons can also visit or send a mail to the office of the Clerk/Register of Deeds to request copies of property records.

Location of Oakland County Property Assessors

Oakland County Equalization Division
250 Elizabeth Lake Road
Suite 1000 West
Pontiac, MI 48341
(248) 858-0740

Addison Township Assessor
Township Hall
1440 Rochester Rd
Leonard, MI 48367
(248) 628-5409, extension 214
(248) 628-5409, extension 213

City of Auburn Hills Assessor
1827 North Squirrel Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Phone: (248) 370-9436
Fax: (248) 475-0127

Bloomfield Township Treasurer
4200 Telegraph Road
P.O. Box 489
Bloomfield Township, MI 48303-0489
Phone: (248) 433-7705
Fax: (248) 433-7714

Brandon Township Assessor
395 Mill Street
P.O. Box 929
Ortonville, MI 48462-0929
Phone: (248) 627-4918
Fax: (248) 627-6938

City of Farmington Hills Assessing Division
31555 West Eleven Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Phone: (248) 871-2440
Fax: (248) 871-2471

City of Fenton Assessor Department
301 South Leroy Street
Fenton, MI 48430
(810) 629-2261

Independence Township Assessor Office
6483 Waldon Center Drive
Clarkston, MI 48346
(248) 625-8114

City of Lake Angelus
45 Gallogly Road
Lake Angelus, MI 48326
(248) 885-2211

City of Northville Assessor
215 West Main
Northville, MI 48167
Phone: (248) 305-2704
Fax: (248) 305-2892

City of Novi Assessing Department
45175 Ten Mile Road
Phone: (248) 347-0485
Fax: (248) 735-5683

City of Oak Park
14000 Oak Park Boulevard
Oak Park, MI 48237
(248) 691-7550

City of Rochester Hills Assessing Director
1000 Rochester Hills Drive
Rochester Hills, MI 48309
Phone: (248) 656-4605

City of Royal Oak Assessor
203 South Troy Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Phone: (248) 246-3110
Fax: (248) 246-3011

City of Southfield Assessing Department
26000 Evergreen Road
P.O. Box 2055
Southfield, MI 48037-2055
(248) 796-5230

City of Sylvan Lake
1820 Inverness
Sylvan Lake, MI 48320
Phone: (248) 682-1440
Fax: (248) 682-7721

City of Troy Assessor
500 West Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI 48084
(248) 524-3311

Waterford Township Assessing Department
5200 Civic Center Drive
Waterford, MI 48329
Phone: (248) 674-6270
Fax: (248) 674-5455

West Bloomfield Township
4550 Walnut Lake Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48323
(248) 451-4850

White Lake Township Assessor
7525 Highland Road
White Lake, MI 48383
(248) 698-3300, extension 3