Sex Offender Registry
Anyone who resides, works, or is a student in Michigan, permanently or temporarily, for 14 or more consecutive days or 30 days in a calendar year is required to register if any of the following apply:
Anyone convicted of a listed offense after October 1, 1995.
Anyone convicted of a listed offense on or before October 1, 1995, if on October 1, 1995, he/she was on probation or parole, committed to jail, committed to the Department of Corrections, or under the jurisdiction of the juvenile division of the probate court or the department of social services for that listed offense.
Anyone convicted of an offense on or before October 1, 1995, if on October 1, 1995, he or she is on probation or parole that has been transferred to this state for that offense or his or her probation or parole is transferred to this state after October 1, 1995 for that offense.
Anyone who is required to register or otherwise be identified as a sex or child offender or predator under a comparable statute from another state.
Sex Offenders must register at their local policy agency. For county residents who do not reside in the cities of Battle Creek, Springfield, Marshall or Albion, or the townships of Emmett, Bedford or Homer should apply with the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office. If you are not sure where to register, please call 269-969-6442.
Address verifications are required quarterly, January, April, July October, the 1st through the 15th of the month.
Freedom of Information Requests (FOIA)
The Civil Division is responsible for receiving and distributing the majority of the Freedom of Information requests for the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office. FOIA requests must be submitted in writing to the Records Office. Additional charges are assessed for photographs, videos, and extensive reproduction of records. This process may take five (5) business days for a response.
This request can be submitted by filling the request in person at our offices located in Battle Creek or Marshall, or the request can also be submitted by faxing, mailing, or emailing the request form
|Our mailing address is:
||Calhoun County Sheriff's Office
||161 East Michigan Ave.
||Battle Creek Michigan, 49014
For more information please call: (269) 969-6424 or via e-mail
The cost will vary depending on what kind of information is requested. If the amount exceeds $50, a down payment may be required before processing. Cash, check or Money Order made payable to the County of Calhoun.
Incarceration Records or Background Check
Photo identification is required in order to release incarceration or background records.
$2.00 Search fee. Cash, check or Money Order made payable to the County of Calhoun.
Concealed Weapon Permit
An application packet to carry a concealed weapon may be obtained at the Records Office during normal business hours. Complete instructions are contained inside the packet.
If you need to be fingerprinted for licensing or job related activities, prints can be obtained from the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office. Photo identification is required. State agency code is required to forward the fingerprint information to your employer.
Battle Creek: Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Marshall: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$20 for card only, submission to State of Michigan ($64-$74). Cash, check or Money Order made payable to the County of Calhoun. Visa or MasterCard is also accepted (service fees may apply)
You must apply for your permit at your local police agency. For county residents who do not reside in the cities of Battle Creek, Springfield, Marshall, Albion, or the townships of Emmett, Bedford or Homer should apply with the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office. If you are not sure please call 269-969-6442.
You must have a valid driver license.
Once you have received your purchase permit you have 10 calendar days to purchase your weapon. You then have 10 days from the purchase date to return the police copy and MSP copy to our department. If you fail to do so you may be subject to a State civil infraction costing up to $250.00.
Battle Creek: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Marshall: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$5 per each permit. Cash, check or Money Order made payable to the County of Calhoun. Visa or MasterCard is also accepted (service fees may apply)
Jail Booking Fee
Per Public Act 124 of 2003, which became effective October 1, 2003, amended chapter 171 of the Revised Statutes of 1846 related to county jails and regulations thereof, by adding a new section (MCL 801.4b) to the act. The amendment to the act regulates county jails by imposing a $12.00 booking fee on each inmate when first admitted into a county jail. The booking fee, when collected, is used as a source of revenue for the local correctional officers training programs. The Act was tie-barred to legislation enacted in Public Acts 121 of 2003 (MCL 791.501 - 791.517) and 125 of 2003 (MCL 791-531 - 791.546), which also took effect October 1, 2003.
You are allowed 5 business days to pay the $12 fee, (day one is the day you are release from jail). After the 5th business day, the citation will be filed with the court. Failure to pay the fee could result in $102 in court fees and the loss of your drivers license and you are still responsible for the $12 booking fee.
You may request a refund for the $12 booking fee if the charges against you were criminal, and the prosecution against you was terminated or you were found not guilty on all charges.