Records and Support Staff
Sheriff Records is located on the second floor of the Scott County Law Enforcement Center, at the south entrance near the 4th Ave.& Fuller St. intersection. 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)]. Our customer service window in Records is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Obtaining a copy of an accident or incident report
If you need a copy of an accident/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.
To expedite your requests, it’s helpful if you have most or all of the following information:
• Date and time of the incident
• Location of the incident
• Name(s) of victims, complainants or other parties involved
• Incident Complaint Number (ICR)
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.
Driving records must be obtained from the Department of Vehicle Services. To find the nearest location, click here.
For information on mortgage foreclosures, click here.
For information relating to permits to purchase or carry firearms, click here.
For information on other civil process and services, click here.
Fees may be required to obtain certain documents. For fee information, click here.
Lobby window hours for Records and Administration are 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays.