Tuscola County Sheriff's Official Mission Statement
The Tuscola County Sheriff"s Office will serve the public by providing assistance, coordination, and delivery of law enforcement, corrections and support services for the safety and protection of people and property with respect to the constitutional rights of all citizens.
Sheriff Lee Teschendorf
The Mounted Division is comprise of dedicated volunteers currently consisting of:
The Marine Division run entirely thru grant money received from the Michigan DNR. Our staff of part time officers teach Marine Safety in area schools and provide boat patrol on Saginaw Bay and the inland lakes of Tuscola County.
The purpose of the Explorer Program is the same at that of the Boy Scouts of America: Character development, promote good citizenship, leadership training, and personal and mental fitness. The Exploring program is designed to provide positive youth development in young men and women 14 to 20 years old. Exploring offers a positive way to make an impact on the growth and development of our future leaders and employees. Currently Deputies Steve Roland, Barbara Peters and Rodney Bertsch run the program for Tuscola County.
Lobby Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
420 Court St
Caro, MI 48723
With a Valid CPL
Pistol Sales Record- RI60 should be used. This is a 3 part form- Seller, Purchaser and MSP copies. Fill in the blanks, make sure the purchaser & seller sign the form. A copy of this form is available through the Michigan State Police website, at the Sheriff’s Office or at gun shops. The MSP copy must be returned to the Sheriff’s Office within 10 days of purchase. You may either drop it off in the lobby or mail it to Tuscola County Sheriff’s Office, 420 Court St. Caro, MI 48723 Attn: Deanna Marshall.
Without a Valid CPL
A purchase permit is needed to buy a handgun. If you are buying a gun from an FFL dealer, all paperwork will be completed through the FFL dealer. You must return the MSP copy to the Sheriff’s Office in person or by mail within 10 days of purchase. If you are purchasing a handgun through a private sale or transferring ownership without purchase(example: as a gift or through inheritance), you must obtain a purchase permit at the Sheriff’s Office. You will be instructed on how to complete the form when it is issued. Permits are valid for 30 days. Permits are issued Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm. You must return the MSP copy to the Sheriff’s Office in person or by mail within 10 days of purchase.
You do not need to bring the weapon in for inspection.
You will not receive a receipt or any other form in the mail. Your “Purchaser copy” is your registration. You are required to carry it for the first 30 days after purchase.
Copies of Incident reports
Copies of Incident reports can be obtained at the Sheriff Office Monday thru Friday 8am-4pm. To ensure that the records person is there the day you are coming in it is advisable to call ahead to 989-673-8161 ex 2239.
$1.00 for each page of the report/ $5.00 for each picture requested.
If you have been involved in a traffic crash in Tuscola County and would like to obtain a copy of that report, you may do so in person or by going to https://ecrash.lexisnexis.com/. It is required that all insurance companies seeking traffic crash reports starting in April 2012, use https://ecrash.lexisnexis.com/.
Bad Check Policy
The Tuscola County Prosecutors Office has several requirements that must be met when they will handle a bad check complaint. Among other things a 5 day notice must be sent first by you to the person who wrote the check. It must be sent by certified mail, return receipt requested, restricted delivery to addressee only. You can stop at the Prosecutors Office at the Tuscola County Courthouse to pickup a copy of a 5 day notice to send and to find out the full requirement that you must meet before they will prosecute.