Tuscola County Sheriff's Office

Tuscola County Sheriff's Office

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.


  • -2017 Annual Report
  • Sheriff Glen Skrent

    Special Divisions

    Marine Division

    Sheriff's Boats

    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.

    Tuscola County Explorer Post

    The purpose of the Explorer Program is the same as 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.
    - Program is currently in hiatus.

    Location and Hours

    Lobby Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    420 Court St
    Caro, MI 48723

    Purchasing a Handgun

    With a Valid CPL

    Pistol Sales Record- RI60 should be used. This is a 3 part form- Seller, Purchaser and MSP/Registry copies. Fill in the blanks, make sure the purchaser and 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/registry 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 Higley.

    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.

    Guns purchased Out of State

    Guns need to be registered with the state of Michigan once proof of residence (Michigan Drivers license or ID card) has been established. You must obtain a license to purchase for each handgun that needs to be transferred.

    Selling a Handgun


    Purchaser with a valid Concealed Pistol License (CPL)

    1. 1. Verify that the CPL is valid and has not expired.
    2. 2. Complete a Pistol Sales Record form (RI-60) before giving possession to the buyer.
    3. 3. This form is available at the Sheriff’s Office or can be printed from the Michigan State Police website- michigan.gov/msp . Search for RI-60 form.
    4. 4. Fill in the blanks on the form and have the purchaser sign. You will sign and print your name.
    5. 5. Once the form is complete, you will retain the Seller’s copy. The purchaser keeps the Purchaser’s copy and the form labeled Registry copy is returned to the local law enforcement in the county where the purchaser resides. It is their responsibility to return the form.

    Purchaser without have a valid Concealed Pistol License (CPL)

    1. 1. Before purchase they must obtain a License to Purchase form R10 (purchase permit) from their local law enforcement agency. This will complete their requirement for a federal background check.
    2. 2. If the person is not known to you, verify their identity with photo id and make sure it is the same person listed on the permit.
    3. 3. Fill in the blanks on the form and have the seller sign in the appropriate box. You, the seller, will sign and print your name.
    4. 4. You will retain the seller copy. The purchaser will retain the purchase copy and return the Michigan State Police/Registry copy to the law enforcement agency where the permit was obtained.


    Copies of Reports

    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.

    Accident Report

    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.

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