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Washtenaw County, MI Public Records

Washtenaw County public records include typewritten documentation, maps, digital records, photographs, and video files generated or stored by local government agencies. The State Freedom of Information Act also allows all interested parties to access these records without providing a reason. That is provided there are no infringing legal exemptions. Vital records like births, deaths, marriages, and divorces, though, are only accessible to specific individuals. Births, deaths, and marriages are accessed by the County clerk’s vital records office. Divorce records, though, are available via the Clerk of the Courts. Fees for vital records access may vary as first copies cost $15 while additional copies cost $5. Property records are also available to the public, provided they do not infringe on legal provisions. These can be sourced from the County Clerk or Register of Deeds.

Courts in Washtenaw County

Court Records in Washtenaw County, Michigan

Washtenaw County court records are available to all interested parties provided there are barring legal restrictions. The County has one circuit, three districts, and one probate court. Record seekers may access documents by visiting the courthouses where the case was heard. They can view these files at public terminals provided by the offices of the Clerk of the Court. Aside from in-person visits, parties may mail or phone in requests. The office charges requesters $2 per page for plain copies and $10 for certified records. Alternatively, individuals can access the court records by visiting the Washtenaw Court trial court platform. Michigan also offers a statewide portal for civil, criminal, and probate cases. There are cases, though, which are not accessible by all record seekers. These entail child custody cases, domestic and sexual abuse, or ongoing criminal investigations.

Court Name:
101 E Huron Street
Ann Arbor

Jails and Prisons in Washtenaw County

Find Inmate Search and Jail Records in Washtenaw County, Michigan

Washtenaw County inmate records are accessible to all record seekers following freedom of information laws. The Corrections Division of the Sheriff’s Office produces and maintains these records. To access inmate records, requesters can dial the sheriff’s office toll line, 734-585-7247, and get details on bond, charges, and visitation times. Inmates are allowed regular visits, though these have to be scheduled in advance. Visitors must dress appropriately and provide government-issued identification before entering any jail facility. The County jails also facilitate TouchPay systems for deposits from friends and family to inmate accounts. Washtenaw County has six jails and prisons serving a population of 369,390 residents. It is ranked 66th out of 83 in jails per capita.

Jails and Prisons Name:
2201 Hogback Road
Ann Arbor
4125 Washtenaw Avenue
Ann Arbor

Police Departments and Sheriff Offices in Washtenaw County

Arrest Records in Washtenaw County, Michigan

Washtenaw County arrest records are available to all requesters, provided no contravening legal exemptions exist. These include the person’s physical description, witness statements, the arresting officer, and circumstances surrounding the apprehension. Arrest records are generated and stored by the sheriff’s office or local police departments. Some records may be confidential, though, as they entail child custody incidents, juvenile delinquency, ongoing criminal investigations, or sexual abuse. Eligible requesters include the parties to the incident, legal representation, law enforcement, and correctional facilities. These record seekers may also access the Internet Criminal History access tool for background checks. There are 12 police departments in Washtenaw County, and it is ranked 73rd out of 83 in stations per capita. The crime rate is 31.03 per 1,000 residents.

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Popular Cities in Washtenaw

  • Ann Arbor
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