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COVID-19 Information

Starting April 1st, 2021 the Safety Building and Scott Park Station are again open to the public.

The Records Section, located in the Safety Building, will be open M-F, 7am - 3pm. Visitors should ring the doorbell at the Erie Street entrance. Handicapped visitors in need of a ramp can enter the Safety Building from the mall side entrance.

Visitors will be required to identify themselves, provide a reason for the visit, and submit to a search of any bags.

The Scott Park District station will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for filing reports.

The number of visitors in the buildings at one time will be limited.

Social distancing and the wearing of face masks will be required of all visitors in all buildings.




The Toledo Police Department Public Records Office processes requests for information under the Ohio Public Records Act. 

Requests for records such as 911 audio, police video, photos, policies and procedures, and bulk (three or more) reports may be made through this page.

Please do not use the Public Records Request Office for a copy of a single report. Information on getting a single crime, incident, or accident report is available on the Getting a Crime Report page.

If an ongoing court case is involved, record requests must go through discovery.  Also, internal TPD complaint investigations must be closed before related material may be released. All records are subject to redaction.

For efficiency, you may submit this Public Records Request form. If using the online form, please submit a separate form for each request. To prevent glitches, save/download the form and then open it in Adobe Reader before filling it out. If you need assistance with completing the Public Records Request Form or to request by phone, call (419) 245-3148.

Send the request by:

  ● Email:       

  ● Fax:          419-936-3659          

● In Person:   Toledo Police Department Records Section                                                      
  Safety Building
  525 N. Erie St.
  Toledo, OH 43604

● U.S. Mail:   Toledo Police Department
  Public Records Office
  525 N. Erie St.
  Toledo, Ohio 43604

There may be fees associated with your request and prepayment may be necessary. The current fee schedule is below.

Fee schedule:

Photocopies - $.05 per page for black and white

Photocopies - $.10 per page for color copies

CD/DVD (audio recording, photos, video) - $1.00

Online forms may be found here

Click the links below for information on Ohio's Public Records Laws:
2019 Ohio Sunshine Laws Manual
Ohio Attorney General Sunshine Law website
Chapter 149 ORC – Public Records

Toledo Police Video Retention Policy
Dash Cam (in-car) video and Body-Worn video is retained for a period of time depending on the type of incident recorded:
90 Days – Tests, Unclassified Recordings (as of 1/14/21)
1 Year – Traffic Stops, Suspect Stops, Transports
3 Years – Arrest/Evidence, Pursuits, Interviews