DPS Forms/Permits

Forms & Permits

GHDPS has a number of forms and permits, some of which are available on line. Please view the following list in an effort to locate the form/permit you are seeking. In the event you are unable to locate it here, we invite you to contact our agency during regular business hours, 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday, at (616) 842-3460.

Block Party Application
Building Mover (Yearly) License

Building Wrecker (Yearly) License
Business Emergency Notification Form
Chemical Survey
Complaint Form
Compliment Form
Firearms Permit

Fire Safety Audit Worksheet
Liquor Licenses
Local Records Check
Lost Property Report
Parking Ticket Appeals

Precious Metal & Gem Dealer Registration
Private Property Crash Report
Public Safety FOIA Request Form
Purchase Accident Reports
Special Event Tent Form
Vacation House Check
Water Pollution Report Form

Weapon Purchase Permits are not available on line, however, you may apply in person at GHDPS, 8:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday, by doing the following:

1. Be a resident of the State of Michigan
2. Have a valid Michigan Driver’s License or State issued picture ID
3. Have no felony convictions
4. Be at least 21 years old (purchase from a licensed dealer), or be at least 18 years old (purchase from an individual)

If you have any questions regarding the purchase or possession of a handgun, you may call the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety Records Bureau at (616)842-3460, or contact the Michigan State Police Central Records at (517)322-5518. There is no charge for the permit itself, however there is a $10.00 notary fee.

To obtain information on obtaining a Concealed Weapons Permit, please contact the Michigan State Police at www.michigan.gov/msp or 517-284-3700.

Contact Us

Nichole Hudson, Public Safety Director

Lee Adams, Captain
Ryan Enlow, Lieutenant

525 Washington Ave
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Phone: (616) 842-3460
Fax: (616) 847-6050

Office Hours Monday – Friday:
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

All dates and times:
Emergency - 911
Non-Emergency Dispatch
(800) 249-0911