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Online Citizens Police Report System

Use the Dearborn Police Department Incident Reporting System to submit a report online immediately for non-emergency crimes, such as minor traffic accidents, lost property or crime tips.
This system should only be used if the incident fits the following circumstances:
• Do NOT use this system if this is an emergency. If you have an emergency please call 911 immediately.
• The incident must have occurred within the City of Dearborn limits.
• There are no known suspects involved (excluding gas theft drive-off or defrauding an innkeeper incidents).
• There is no evidence that could lead to identification of a suspect (prints, video surveillance, tools, etc.).
• Incidents of lost or stolen forms of ID (e.g. driver’s license, social security card, passport) or financial transaction devices (e.g. ATM, credit/debit cards) MUST be made in person and cannot be made online.

Click here to report a non-emergency crime


Online Services

The City of Dearborn and the Dearborn Police Department are constantly working to provide online services to our community.

From this page you can send a FOIA Request or obtain a copy of an accident report. You can also sign up for some our services including our House Check program and the Special Needs 911 Registry.

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Parking / Ordinance Enforcement

The Parking Ordinance Enforcement Unit is responsible for all enforcement action within the parking districts and streeParkingSignts of the City. These Officers are also responsible for public service days, abandoned vehicles, nuisance violations, commercial vehicle parking complaints, residential zoning complaints, school crossing details and ordinance violations.

Utilizing new electronic citation technology, Officers are able to use eChalking for parking spaces and eliminates paper processes. The technology also allows Officers to create citations and transmit the data directly to the 19th District Court while away from the police station. This allows residents to make inqueries in a more timely and transparent fashion.

Special Parking Permits
Parking ordinances are strictly enforced in the City of Dearborn. Understandably, some special parking permits may be needed for approved exemptions. Applications need to be approved before the special parking is allowed.

See below for links to download permit applications. Fill out the required permit application, provide the requested materials and bring to the Dearborn Police Department to begin the permit approval process.

Public Service Days Parking Exemption Application

Residential and Handicapped Permit Parking Application

Commercial Vehicle Permit Parking Application

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Seasonal Weight Restrictions

During the months of March, April, and May in each year, the maximum axle load allowable on concrete pavements or pavements with a concrete base is reduced by 25 percent from the maximum axle load under normal loading, and the maximum axle loads allowable on all other types of roads during these months are reduced by 35 percent from the maximum axle loads as specified. The maximum wheel load shall not exceed 525 pounds per inch of tire width on concrete and concrete base or 450 pounds per inch of tire width on all other roads during the period the seasonal road restrictions are in effect.

On routes designated as "All Season Routes" (green or gold on the MDOT Truck Operators Map) there will be no reduction in legal axle weigh (subject to Michigan Dept. of Transportation designation).

On routes designated as "Seasonal" (solid or dashed red on the MDOT Truck Operators Map) there will be a weight reduction of 25 percent for rigid pavements and 35 percent for flexible pavements.

Dearborn roads under local jurisdiction and subject to this chapter include, but are not limited to:

• Schaefer Road
• Southern Avenue
• Outer Drive
• Chase Road
• Lonyo Avenue
• Vernor Highway at 35 percent

Seasonal weight restrictions help to preserve and protect against the wear and tear on our roads caused by the winter thaw and heavy vehicles. The Dearborn Department and other law enforcement agencies may enforce the seasonal weight restrictions and speed reductions (35 MPH for trucks on applicable roadways) while in effect. The term "frost law" refers to the amount of frost remaining in the ground. The warming and cooling of the ground during the up and down weather of spring causes the pavement to heave and buckle, creating potholes and broken pavement.

Detailed Weight Restriction information may be obtained by linking to www.michigan.gov/truckers. Please refer to the MDOT Truck Operator's Map for route designations. For all other related issues, contact the Motor Carrier Unit.

Motor Carrier Unit