Reports And Background Checks In Person
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, check or money order for the fees required (credit cards and debit cards 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 (please review the form to make certain you are eligible). 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.