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Reports, Public Information Act Requests, & Crash Reports

Welcome to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office Records Section page. Here you can request records report and public information act requests, and vehicle crash reports.

We encourage you to read this entire page to determine how to request the appropriate type of report.

 

RECORDS BACKGROUND CHECKS

Do not submit records background checks using this webpage.

 

Submit your request by faxing it to 301-600-2812 or emailing it to FCSOBackgrounds@frederickcountymd.gov

VEHICLE CRASH REPORTS

For vehicle crash reports, visit this link – www.crashdocs.org – You will need the following information:

  • Report number

  • Last name of involved party

  • Date of accident

There are costs associated with using this tool and reference the Crashdocs website for more information.

Please allow 7-10 business days after the vehicle crash for the report to be on this website.

INCIDENT REPORTS

You can request copies of your OWN incident report when you are either a victim, offender, witness, involved other, property owner, or an involved persons insurance company. We release reports only when the police investigation is complete. Per Maryland law we cannot release any reports involving juvenile suspects.

The best and fastest way to request these records is by using our Online Incident Report Request form - click this link to submit your request. 

You can call our monitored Report Request line at (301) 600-3929.

 

You can mail in your official request to:
Frederick County Sheriff’s Office

Attn: Records Section

110 Airport Drive E

Frederick, Maryland 21701

When the request has been approved, you will be notified of the total fee, if applicable. If fees are associated with this request, payment in full must be collected prior to release of any records.

 

Copies of Incident Reports requested through the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office are generally available within 7-10 business days from the date of the event.

 

PUBLIC INFORMATION ACT REQUESTS

 

Maryland’s Public Information Act (“PIA”), Title 4 of the General Provisions Article (“GP”), grants the public a broad right of access to records that are in the possession of State and local government agencies.  It has been a part of the Annotated Code of Maryland since its enactment as Chapter 698 of the Laws of Maryland 1970 and is similar in purpose to the federal Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), 5 U.S.C. § 552, and the public information and open records acts of other states. 

 

The basic mandate of the PIA is to enable people to have access to government records without unnecessary cost or delay.  Custodians of records are to provide such access unless the requested records fall within one of the exceptions in the statute.  Further information about the MPIA can be found at this link.

Click this link to submit a PIA request. 

 

COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH REPORTS

 

$5.00* - Police Incident Reports (reports more than 20 pages will be charged at $0.25 per each additional page)

$5.00 - Photographs (email link or printed ($0.25 each for more than 20 printed photographs)

$20.00 - DVD/USB of files and or video

$25.00 - Collision Reconstruction File

$50.00 - Body-worn Camera footage (per video)

$35.00 - Redaction work for requested video per hour

$5.00 - Emailed link to view video

$0.25 - Printed copies of internal video audit log per page.

 

For more information or if you have additional questions, contact the Records Section supervisor,

Karen Gaither at 301-600-1728.

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