Contact the Police Records Division

The Records department is responsible for the approximately 65,000 reports submitted by Hartford Police Officers each year. Police reports are submitted by sworn personnel at the end of their shift of duty.

Reports are reviewed and processed through our Crime Analysis Unit before they can be released to the public. Some reports may not be available to the public, or they may contain information that has been redacted. Connecticut State Law requires that certain items are not available until after the case has been adjudicated. 

Online

An Accident Report can be obtained online please see things to consider and process below:

Step 1.Reports Availability 

Reports are reviewed and processed through our Crime Analysis Unit before they can be released to the public. Some reports may not be available to the public, or they may contain information that has been redacted. Connecticut State Law requires that certain items are not available until after the case has been adjudicated.  

A minimum of 7 to 15 business days is required after an incident for a record to be available to the public.

Case Number

A case number that the Officer may have given you is the quickest way to locate a case. Other information to help find a case are names of those involved, or the date and location of the incident. 

Step 2.Request Online

Accident Reports can be obtained online through https://policereports.lexisnexis.com/search/

 

Step 3.Other Reports

Other police reports that are available can be requested via email at HPDRecords@hartford.gov. Please submit a request which includes: 

  • Your Name
  • Your Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Incident Number
  • Date of Incident
  • Address of Incident
  • Any additional information

Step 4.Cost of Copies

The fee for an Incident Report is 50 cents per copied page. Records are available for incidents in the City of Hartford only. If you are requesting a report by mail, you must send a business check or money order made payable to the CITY OF HARTFORD and include a self addressed stamped envelope. Please call first to ensure the report is available and to know the number of pages.

In-Person

Prior to visiting the Records Division at HPD, please consider the following:

Step 1.Available In-Person Reports

  • Copies Accident Reports
  • Copies of Police Reports
  • Pistol Permit Applications
  • Permits that require the Chief of Police's signature

An Accident Report can be obtained online please see things to consider and process below:

Step 2.Reports Availability 

Reports are reviewed and processed through our Crime Analysis Unit before they can be released to the public. Some reports may not be available to the public, or they may contain information that has been redacted. Connecticut State Law requires that certain items are not available until after the case has been adjudicated.  

A minimum of 7 to 15 business days is required after an incident for a record to be available to the public.

Step 3.Case Number

A case number that the Officer may have given you is the quickest way to locate a case. Other information to help find a case are names of those involved, or the date and location of the incident. 

Step 4.Cost of Copies

The fee for an Incident Report is 50 cents per copied page. Records are available for incidents in the City of Hartford only. If you are requesting a report by mail, you must send a business check or money order made payable to the CITY OF HARTFORD and include a self addressed stamped envelope. Please call first to ensure the report is available and to know the number of pages.

Over the Phone

The following information can be requested over the phone

Step 1.Towing Information

  • You must have either the VIN (Vehicular Identification Number) number or the license plate number available. You will be given the name of the company that towed your vehicle, their telephone number and your tow number. In order to avoid or minimize a storage fee, pick up your vehicle as soon as possible. The tow charge is $92.00 plus tax, for a total of $97.84.

    For "snow tows" please bring the $97.84 in CASH and your driver's license to the Records Division in the Police Department within 3 days of the tow.

Step 2.Reports Availability 

Reports are reviewed and processed through our Crime Analysis Unit before they can be released to the public. Some reports may not be available to the public, or they may contain information that has been redacted. Connecticut State Law requires that certain items are not available until after the case has been adjudicated.  

A minimum of 7 to 15 business days is required after an incident for a record to be available to the public.

Step 3.Case Number

A case number that the Officer may have given you is the quickest way to locate a case. Other information to help find a case are names of those involved, or the date and location of the incident.