Operational Support Services & Records Bureau

Revised Hours

The St. Clair Shores Police Support Services Division is expanding its “Public Business” hours. Beginning September 15th, in addition to the regular open hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Support Services will be open for public business on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 4pm-7pm. If the 1st or 3rd Monday is a holiday there will be no evening hours until the next regularly scheduled evening hours day. Rule of Thumb to follow…if it’s a Monday and there is a Council Meeting that evening…we are open 4pm until 7pm.

Copies of Reports

Copies of police incident reports and traffic accident reports are available in OSS. They are usually available the first business day that Operational Support Services is open after the incident. The charge for all reports is $6.00 per report for the first 3 pages and $1.00 for each additional page.

Dog and Cat Licenses

The City of St. Clair Shores has entered into an agreement with the Macomb County Animal Control Center to issue dog licenses on behalf of the County. In order to obtain a license, a resident may come in person to the cashier’s office at City Hall or the Macomb County office located at 21417 Dunham Road, Clinton Township, MI 48036. If a resident already has the dog license application card, it may also be mailed directly to the Macomb County address. To acquire a dog license, proof of the dog’s rabies vaccination must be provided along with evidence of spaying or neutering if applicable. Licenses are valid for 1 calendar year. License renewals must be completed by March 1st of each year. Macomb County Animal Control hours are Monday – Friday for calls from 8:00 am until 5:45 pm their number is 586-469-5115 and they are open to the public 10 am – 6 pm. You can buy pet licenses on their website at http://animalcontrol.macombgov.org/ or click here to download an application.

Burned-out Street Lights

A list of burned-out street lights is kept by the Chief's Secretary. To report a burned-out street light call the Chief's Secretary at 586-445-5320. She will add the light to the list and Detroit Edison is notified to make repairs.


Fingerprinting is done only for residents or persons required to have fingerprints for employment within the city of St. Clair Shores. All persons fingerprinted at the Police Department must show valid identification. If you need ‘rolled’ prints in ink, the cost is $6 per card. If you require fingerprints to be sent electronically through ‘Livescan’, usually done for school employment, you must have a form issued by your employer with their ID number and reason code. The cost for this submission is $60.00.

Payment for this service must be only cash or a check payable to “The City of St. Clair Shores”. Payment must be done in the O.S.S./Record’s office between 9am – 5pm, Tuesday through Thursday. You will then show your receipt to the front desk Officer for the actual printing. Wait times vary for this service based upon the Officer’s workload at the time.