Copies of incident and accident reports are available from the Records Unit in the front lobby of the Sheriff's Office. Please have a valid photo I.D. at the time of the request and as much information about the incident as possible, such as the date of incident, report date, case number, and type of incident. Note that traffic accident reports are available only to parties who are named in the report, attorneys representing those parties, and insurance companies with coverage interests.
The requesting person must present a valid Georgia photo I.D. for the report to be notarized by Sheriff's Office personnel. If the requester does not have a valid Georgia I.D. they will still be able to obtain the report, but it will not be notarized. If requesting a report on another person, you will need that person's full name, date of birth, and if at all possible, their social security number.
Processing and Pickup
Payment must be in the form of cash, money order or credit card. (*$1.95 processing fee CC)
Reports require 3 to 5 business days for processing, and may be picked up at the records office located in the front lobby of the Sheriff's Office at 2859 Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
For questions or additional information concerning open records call 770-531-6877, or email us.