Frequently Asked Questions
Livingston County, MichiganSheriffFrequently Asked Questions
Livingston County Sheriff
150 S Highlander Way
Howell, MI 48843
Map to our location
Ph: 517.546.2440
Fax: 517.546.1744
Emergencies: Call 911
Tip Line: 517.546.8477
Business Office Hours:
8 am - 5 pm
County Holidays
Livingston County Jail
Ph: 517.546.2445
Fax: 517.546.1800

Frequently Asked Questions

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I need to have DNA test done, do you do this service?,

We do Court Ordered DNA samples only. The hours are Monday-Friday 8:00am to 3:30pm.  You must have exact dollar amount.  No change can be given.  You can only pay with Cash or Money order.


DNA samples - $15

I need to be fingerprinted for a new job, where and when can I have these taken?,

Fingerprinting is done Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm.  You must have exact dollar amount.  No change can be given.  With this type of service you can only pay with Cash, Check, or Money Order.

LiveScan - $42.00

The court has ordered that I be fingerprinted, when can I have these taken?,

Court Ordered fingerprinting is done Monday - Friday​ 8:am to 3:30pm.


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

You can pick up a copy of a report at the Livingston County Sheriff's Office. Most reports take 7 to 10 days to be processed. If the report is not yet completed, you may have to return at a later date.

How do I address mail to an inmate?,


Inmates are permitted to write to any person outside of our Jail facility. Incoming Inmate correspondence must be addressed as follows:
Inmate Name, Resident
Livingston County Jail
150 S Highlander Way
Howell, MI 48843
  • Incoming mail must reflect sender’s name and address. 
  • Correspondence from attorneys, as well as court and public officials may be opened in the presence of an inmate.
  • Mail must be sent via US Postal Service.
  • Items NOT allowed: postage stamps, envelopes, blank stationary, jewelry, food, books, magazines, sexually explicit pictures, cash, personal or company check.
  • All mail, except bona-fide legal mail, will be by standard post cards. This is both incoming and outgoing mail.
  • Incoming mail deemed inappropriate may be placed in the inmate’s property locker