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Michigan - Disputing Public Records
Obtaining an Official Record
Access to criminal history records in Michigan are managed by the Michigan State Police. When you request your own records, you will receive both public and nonpublic information.
- Procedure to check criminal history records (with fingerprints)
- Procedure without fingerprints (criminal convictions by name only)
Several types of changes or corrections to criminal records are someties possible.
- Procedure to set aside a conviction
- Suppression of records (nonpublic)
- Procedure to correct a court disposition
Civil records generally include judgments, liens and evictions, as well as other family and small claims cases.
The most efficient way to dispute a civil record in Michigan is to contact the court in which the record was filed.
Bankruptcies can stay on your credit record for as long as 10 years. The most important place these records can affect you is on your credit report. To dispute a bankruptcy record that is inaccurate, contact each of the three major U.S. credit bureaus. Each has a process online for disputing records that appear on your file.
Disputing the actual public record can be much more challenging since the consumer is the one who files for the bankruptcy in the first place. More information can be found on the United States Courts website.
General Contact InformationMichigan State Police Headquarters
333 S. Grand Ave.
P.O. Box 30634
Lansing, MI 48909-0634
Michigan State Court
Hall of Justice
925 W. Ottawa Street
Lansing, MI 48909
U.S. Court Locator
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