Records Unit 

The Records Unit endeavors to provide high level customer service in facilitating and disseminating public records to our internal and external requestors in an appropriate and timely manner.

Reports may be requested by mail, E-mail, or in person. Phone and fax requests will not be accepted, nor will reports be faxed or E-mailed to requestors. Requests by mail must include the required fee along with a self-addressed stamped envelope. Prior to mailing your request, call the Records Unit to confirm the report has been received and to obtain a cost for the report. Please note that some reports may require redaction of restricted information. Please allow 10 working days after an incident or accident has occurred before attempting to obtain a copy of a report.

Accident Reports

The State requires that anyone requesting an accident report within the first 60 days of its occurrence must complete a SWORN STATEMENT specifying why you are entitled to that report.

You may use this link to print an ADOBE PDF copy of the SWORN STATEMENT FOR CRASH INFORMATION FORM.

If you are requesting an accident report by mail, please provide the Records Unit with a signed and notarized original of the SWORN STATEMENT with your written request. After the 60th day no, SWORN STATEMENT is required to obtain an accident report. Accident reports over a year old may be obtained from Tallahassee at 850-617-3414 or 850-617-3416.

The basic fees for copies of reports are:

  • .15¢ per single-sided copy
  • .20¢ per double-sided copy

In accordance with F.S.S. 119.07(4)(d), an applicable service charge may be assessed for certain requests.

Arrest Reports

When an arrest is made you are immediately entitled to a copy of the arrest affidavit. Incident reports involving an arrest must be filed by the State Attorney’s Office prior to being released to the public.

Criminal History Checks

Local Criminal History Check (also called “Background Checks”), listing of Alachua County arrests, and case disposition information is available through the ALACHUA COUNTY CLERK of COURTS.

State of Florida background checks may be obtained from FDLE’s website: or by calling 850-410-8109.


Fingerprinting Services are offered by the High Springs Police Department (at the below listed address) on the following days:

Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Fingerprinting services are NOT available weekday’s after 4:00 PM, or on Saturday or Sunday).

Residents; living within the City of High Springs jurisdictional limits: No Charge

Non-Residents: $10

Concealed Weapons Permits (CWP): $5

Fingerprint cards are not provided by this agency and a valid photo ID is required for this service.

High Springs Police Department Records Unit

110 NW 2nd Avenue

High Springs, FL 32643

(386) 454-1415 (press option 5 for the Records Unit)

(386) 454-7801 (fax)