Police Department FAQ
How do I get a copy of a Police Report?
Police Reports can be requested through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) during regular lobby hours. Costs are dependent upon time required for research of the requested report. A FOIA cost estimate sheet is available upon request. Reports are typically available for request 10 - 14 business days following the incident and release is dependent on content and availability.
How do I register my bicycle?
Bring your bicycle(s) to the Evart P.D. during regular lobby hours to receive a registration sticker and have your bicycle entered in the Evart P.D. database. City residents can register bicycles free of charge.
How do I get a permit to purchase a pistol?
Purchase permits can be obtained from the Evart P.D. during regular lobby hours; there is no charge for permits. Applicants will be required to take a short quiz regarding gun safety and must consent to a background check to verify eligibility.
What is the all night winter parking ordinance (420.02)?
In order to permit the City to properly remove all snow and ice from all public roadways during the winter months in the most expendient manner, no person shall park a vehicle on any street in the City from November 1 to and including April 1, between the hours of 2:00 A.M. and 6:00 A.M., and such vehicle may be impounded by the Police. This does not apply to the north side of 6th Street, between Main Street and River Street.
Can I ride snowmobiles or an ORV in town?
Snowmobiles and off road vehicles may be operated, in the City of Evart, when traveling the most direct route to gain access to fueling, dining, lodging, or returning to their home base. All snowmobiles and off-road vehicles shall meet all safety and equipment requirements and abide by Michigan traffic law as outlined in Michigan statue. In addition, snowmobiles and off road vehicles shall meet the following conditions when being operated on a city street;
- At a speed of no more than 25 miles per hour, or less if posted.
- By a person of no less than 12 years of age. If the person is less than 16 years of age the minor most be under the direct visual supervision of an adult and have, in his or her immediate possession, a Michigan issued snowmobile or ORV safety certificate or one issued under the authority of another state or province of Canada.
- Must travel with a lighted headlight and taillight, at all times after January 1, 2010.
- All operators and passengers must wear a crash helmet and protective eyewear approved by the United States Department of Transportation.
- No snowmobile or off off road vehicle shall be operated on any sidewalk or foot trail within the city limits.
- No snowmobile or off road vehicle shall be operated on Main Street from Railroad Avenue northward to 5th Street, and shall cross US-10 only at the intersections of US-10 and Lauman Road, US-10 and Oak Street, and US-10 and River Street.
- On the fails to trails, snowmobiles shall be allowed to travel at speeds not greater than 25 miles per hour. Off-road vehicles re prohibited on the rails to trails.
- No snowmobile or off road vehicle shall operate, within the City of Evart, between the hours of midnight and 6:00 A.M.
What is blight?
If you receive a blight notice you will have 10 days to correct the violation to avoid being cited. Listed below are several different categories of blight. Enforcement of the Cities Blight ordinance is to enhance business investments, tourism, shopping and overall value of properties.
- Grass or weeds being more than 12 inches in length.
- The storage upon any property of junk automobiles, except in a completely enclosed building. The term "junk automobiles" shall include any motor vehicle which is inoperative for any reason for a period in excess of sixty (60) days. All vehicles must remain plated, registered and insured at all times.
- The storage upon any property of building materials unless there is a valid building permit issued by the City for construction upon said property and said building materials are intended for use in connection with such construction.
- The storage or accumulation of junk, trash, rubbish or refuse of any kind, except domestic refuse stored in such a manner as not to create a nuisance for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days. The term "Junk" shall include parts of machinery or motor vehicles, unused stoves or other appliances stored in the open, remnants of wood, metal or any other material or other castoff material of any kind whether or not the same could be put to reasonable use.
- The existence of any structure or damaged partial structure which because of fire wind or other natural disaster or physical deterioration is no longer habitable, for the purpose which it may have been intended.
- The existence of any vacant building, garage or other out building unless such buildings are kept securely locked, windows kept glued or neatly boarded up and otherwise protected to prevent entrance by vandals.
- The existence of any incomplete structures unless such structure is in the course of construction in accordance with a valid and susisting building permit issued by the City and unless such construction is completed within a reasonable time.
What time is curfew?
It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of seventeen (17) years to loiter or remain in or upon any streets, alleys, or public places in the City of Evart between the hours of 10 o'clock p.m. and 5 o'clock a.m., of the following day, on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week, and between the hours of 11 o'clock p.m. and 5 o'clock a.m., of the following day, on Friday and Saturday of each week, unless such person is accompanied by his parent, guardian, or other person having legal custody and control of such minor, or unless such person is in the pursuance of an errand directed by his parents, or guardian or other person having his care or custody, or while the performance of some lawful employment of such minor makes it necessary that said minor be upon said streets, alleys or other public places during: the night time, after such specified hours.