Request Police Records
The Palo Alto Police Department Records Unit invites you to request information and police reports from us. To start, please click the link below, which will take you to our online records portal operated by our contractor, GovQA.
Requests for release of information are reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine if the information can be legally released. Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, the Police Department has ten days to determine if the information can be released to an authorized requester. We will contact you once your request is processed and completed. Please note there are fees associated with the release of records, but those fees may be waived for victims of violent crime.
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If you prefer not to complete the online form, requests can be made via U.S. Mail addressed to the Palo Alto Police Department Records Unit at 275 Forest Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301, or via phone during normal business hours. Please note that proof of identification may be required for certain records prior to release.