Sheriff Records is responsible for maintaining all criminal history, investigative reports and criminal files for the Sheriff's Office. The records section also forwards required information to the proper agencies [i.e. Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)].
Obtaining a Copy of an Accident or Incident Report
If you need a copy of an crash/incident report taken by the Sheriff's Office, jail booking records, or other records relating to the Sheriff's Office, you may obtain them from the Sheriff's records staff. If you are requesting any data that isn't classified as "public", you will need to come to our office and provide photo identification to process your request. (The Sheriff's Office DOES NOT maintain marriage, birth, death or other various court records. For vital records, please contact Customer Service at 952-496-8150. For court records, please contact Court Administration at 952-496-8200.)
To expedite your requests, it’s helpful if you have most or all of the following information:
Date and time of the incident
Incident Complaint Number (ICR)
Location of the incident
Name(s) of victims, complainants or other parties involved
Access to criminal incident reports depends on the status of the report and your involvement in the report. Criminal incident reports may not be available for up to 5 days after the report was taken. Accident reports are not required on all motor vehicle crashes and may not be available for up to 10 days after the crash. Release of accident reports are limited to parties involved and/or their legal representative.
Mail-in requests with fees are accepted. Legal representatives, such as attorneys, insurance companies, etc, require a signed authorization from the party represented.