How to Obtain a DHS Central Registry Clearance

All volunteers who represent The Firecracker Foundation as Advocates are required to provide the organization with a DHS Cenral Registry Clearance to confirm that they have never committed child abuse or neglect in the State of Michigan. 

 Section II. Michigan Residents Requesting Information on Themselves

Individuals requesting a Central Registry clearance on themselves who are Michigan residents should complete the Central Registry Clearance Request – DHS-1929 form.  Mail or hand-deliver the completed DHS-1929 form and a copy of your picture identification to your local DHS office. To pick up the results in person, you must present picture identification. To have the results mailed, a copy of your picture identification must be provided with the DHS-1929. Note: Results will only be mailed to the address on the picture identification

If the subject of the inquiry is NOT listed on Central Registry and provides written consent on the DHS-1929, a copy of the results of the Central Registry clearance can also be sent directly to any of the following for the individual:

  • Employer
  • Potential employer.
  • Agency for which the individual is volunteering or applying to volunteer

Section III. Non-Michigan Residents Requesting Information on Themselves  

Individuals requesting a Central Registry clearance on themselves who are not residents of Michigan should complete the Central Registry Clearance Request – DHS-1929 form and mail or fax it to the address/fax below. Or they can make the request in writing.  All requests must include the following information:

  • Name.
  • Any previous names.
  • Date of birth.
  • Social Security number.
  • Enlarged copy of picture identification with current address. Note: Results will only be mailed to the address on the picture identification.

Mail or fax requests to:

Michigan Department of Human Services Children’s Protective Services Program,

P.O. Box 30037
235 South Grand Ave., Suite 510
Lansing, Michigan 48909 
Fax: (517) 241-7047
Phone: (517) 335-3704

A form letter (DHS-1910) will be sent within 10 working days in response indicating whether or not the subject of the inquiry is on the Central Registry.

If the individual is NOT listed on Central Registry and provides written consent, a copy of the results of the Central Registry clearance can also be sent directly to any of the following for the individual:

  • Employer.
  • Potential employer
  • Agency for which the individual is volunteering or applying to volunteer.

Click here to find you local DHS office – http://www.michigan.gov/dhs/0,4562,7-124-5459_5461—,00.html

Click here to download a copy of the Central Registry Clearance Request – DHS-1929 form: http://www.michigan.gov/dhs/0,4562,7-124-7119-180331–,00.html#Section_2

Source: http://www.michigan.gov/dhs/0,4562,7-124-7119-180331–,00.html