Reports And Background Checks By Mail

To obtain reports or background checks by mail, send a letter to the Records Division with the information listed below and a self-addressed stamped envelope and a phone number you maybe reached at for the cost of your request. Prepayment must be received prior to being mailed your request.

For background checks, you must include the following information on the individual for whom you are requesting the background check:

  • the full name
  • race
  • sex
  • 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 Once you obtain the form and complete it, mail the completed and signed form with your letter of request to the address below. After 60 days, the form is not necessary and anyone may obtain a copy of the report.

IMPORTANT: You must include a SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope) with your request and a check for the fees required (credit or debit cards are not accepted). Do not send cash. After your report is processed, it will be mailed to you in the SASE you provide.

Mail your request to:
Highlands County Sheriff's Office - Records Division 
434 Fernleaf Avenue
Sebring, Florida 33870


Need Help?
If you have questions or need more information regarding our services or fees, please e-mail us or call us at (863) 402-7200.