Find/How Do I?

Find/How Do I?

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions and information about the most commonly used services.

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How do I report a crime?,

In an emergency, call 911.

To report a crime, come to the police station and file a report, or call the South Lyon Police Department non-emergency number: 248-412-8697.

The Michigan State Police operate a number of confidential Crime Prevention Tip Lines which may also be used to report crimes.​

How do I get a copy of an accident report?,
What are the winter parking restrictions?,

The Winter Parking ordinance (Section 90-1) was amended and approved by City Council on October 28, 2013. There is no ordinance banning the parking of vehicles on city streets between the hours of 2:00AM to 6:00AM from November 1st through March 31st.  

Below is the amended Snow Emergency Ordinance:

Section 90-1. Snow Emergencies.

No person shall park or allow to remain parked on any portion of any roadway within any area within the city during a snow emergency, or park or allow to remain parked any vehicle in violation of any parking restriction instituted as part of a declared snow emergency as provided in this section. The registered owner of any such vehicle shall be responsible for the cost of removel and other applicable penalties.

How do I request a copy of a police report?,

Copies of police reports are obtained by contacting the Clerical Department of the South Lyon Police Department.​

How do I get a criminal background check done?,

Criminal background checks can be requested by contacting the Clerical Department of the South Lyon Police Department, the Oakland County Sheriff or the Michigan State Police.​

How do I find out about the ordinances for the City of South Lyon?,

The City of South Lyon can provide information on the City's ordinances. Telephone: 248-437-1735.​

Can the police keep an eye on my house while I'm on vacation?,

Yes. To sign up for the Home Watch program, complete and submit a Home Watch Property Information Log.​

How do I get a gun permit or registration?,

Gun permits and registrations are obtained by contacting the Clerical Department of the South Lyon Police Department.​

Can I have the police store my guns while I'm on vacation?,

Yes. The free firearm storage service is provided to all residents of South Lyon.​

How do I find out about local Homeland Security programs?,

Oakland County's Emergency Response and Preparedness Department provides information on County-wide initiatives.

Information on statewide Homeland Security is available from the State of Michigan Web site.

My pet is missing! What should I do?,

The South Lyon Police Department can assist with lost and found pets. Further information is available in the Community Services section of this web site.​

There's a stray dog running around -- What should I do?,
Oakland County's Emergency Response and Preparedness Department provides information on County-wide initiatives.

Information on statewide Homeland Security is available from the State of Michigan Web site.​
There's a stray horse in my yard! Who should I call?,

The Oakland County Animal Control Department handles livestock running at large in the South Lyon area.​

Can the police do anything about the raccoons in my yard?,

No. If you have nuisance wildlife you need to contact a private pest control agency. You can find several listings in your local yellow pages.​