Reports And Background Checks In Person
Reports taken by deputies may take several days to reach the Central Records Unit. Before you make a trip to HCSO, please call us at (863) 402-7200 to make sure we have the report on file.
To pick up a report in person, visit the Central Records Unit window at the HCSO, open Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Bring identification and cash or money order for the fees required (credit cards, debit cards, or personal checks are not accepted) and present them to the representative at the Customer Service window. Reports are usually processed and delivered while you wait.
For background checks, you must include the following information on the individual for whom you are requesting the background check:
- the full name
- date of birth
For copies of accident or offense reports, you must include:
- the case number (if available)
- date, time and location of the event or accident
- the name(s) of the person(s) involved.
IMPORTANT: If you wish to obtain a traffic accident report within 60 days of the incident, Florida law requires that you complete a Request for Traffic Crash Report Information Form indicating you are entitled to receive it. To obtain a form please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you obtain the form and complete it, mail the completed and signed form with your letter of request to the address below. Bring the completed form with you when you come to HCSO to pick up your report. After 60 days, the form is not necessary and anyone may obtain a copy of the report.