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Public Records

I need...


  • Squad Video
  • Surveilance
  • Interviews
  • Photographs


  • Accident Report
  • Incident Report
  • Background Check
  • Citations


– Audio Recordings

Requests will be fulfilled as soon as practicable and without delay based on the order in which they were received. Under Wisconsin law, a request for access to a public record may not be refused because the person making the request is unwilling to be identified. However, if the request involves restricted record access, we will contact you to obtain proof that you are someone statutorily authorized to obtain the requested record. Due to the high volume of requests, you should allow 7 to 10 working days for your request to be processed.

Requests may be made:

  • By completing the Fillable/Printable Form which can be mailed, faxed or brought in–person
  • By telephone
  • In person

Fax Numbers:

  • Evidence: (262) 605–7950
  • Records: (262) 653–6909
  • Communications: (262)653–6927

Completed records requests will be mailed to the requestor, or may be picked in person. We do not fax or email completed requests.

FEE SCHEDULE (not all departments offer every option)

  • Photo copies of records $0.25 per page (additional fee for mailing)
  • Photographs $1.00 per photo
  • Images CD $5.00 per disc
  • Video CD $5.00 per disc
  • Audio CD $5.00 per disc
  • Mailing Fee for CD with Images, Video or Audio; Additional $4.50
  • Payment is due upon the receipt of the records. Fees in excess of $5.00 will require prepayment.

Fingerprinting hours are as follows: Monday thru Friday

  • Walk–ins 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
  • Pre–Court Processing 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
  • Probation & Parole Registration 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Most requests will receive a reply within ten business days.


Fingerprint Record Removal Request through the State of Wisconsin (Criminal Records Unit).

Wisconsin criminal history check

Wisconsin Criminal History Record Checks

Obtain background check and criminal history information contact Crime Information Bureau



Submit a completed Criminal History Record request form to:

  • Crime Information Bureau
  • Record Check Unit
  • P.O. Box 2688
  • Madison, WI 53701–2688

Background check forms may be found at:

Any questions should be directed to the Wisconsin Crime Information Bureau by calling (608)266–5764.