1200 Clark Avenue
All fees must be paid in cash. The Records Division does not accept personal checks or credit/debit cards.
Criminal Incident and Accident Reports
Persons involved in the incident (victim, suspect, property owner); family members of persons involved in the incident if the person involved in the incident is deceased (death certificate required) or incompetent (statement from doctor on letterhead required); and witnesses to an incident. Attorneys and Insurers for persons involved in the incident should use the link to the right to obtain information on retrieving police reports.
Criminal Incident and Accident Reports are available to the above-listed individuals through the Records Division beginning 5 business days after the date of the incident. Requests can be made in person by visiting the Records Division at Police Headquarters or by mail. Please call the Records Division prior to visiting the office to ensure that your report is available.You will be asked to provide as much information about the requested report as possible, including:
When an individual not involved in the incident is representing an individual who is involved, they must have notarized authorization from the involved party giving permission to the St. Louis Police Department to release the information to the designated party. Requests presented on company letterhead do not have to be notarized, as the name of the company will be in the report.You will be charged a fee of $6.50 cash for each current police report received, and $10 cash for each archived police report received..
If you are not one of the above listed individuals but are still interested in obtaining a police report, please follow the procedures for “Sunshine Requests” found on the Public Information page.
Police Record Checks (Background Checks)
When receiving your own record check you may be provided with information relative to both “open” and “closed” arrests. When receiving a record check for another individual, only information considered to be “open” under Missouri law will appear on the record check.
"Open" information includes any arrests that have taken place in the last 30 days as well as any record where the subject was convicted of a crime. Information considered “closed” under the Missouri Sunshine Law will be released only if the party has written, notarized authorization to obtain such information. See the Missouri Sunshine Law for more information about “open” and “closed” records.
The Metropolitan Police Department, City of St. Louis DOES NOT provide fingerprints for any of the following:
PERSONAL CHECKS AND CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS ARE NOT ACCEPTED AS PAYMENT FOR POLICE REPORTS, FINGERPRINTS OR RECORD CHECKS.
Police Reports and Records ChecksThe Records Division is responsible for releasing criminal incident reports and traffic accident reports to certain individuals as well as performing record checks (background checks).