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Request a Police ReportPolice Department SBPD

Reports are available through the Santa Barbara Police Department to authorized persons. To assist our department with fulfilling your need for a report, please fill out a Request for Report form completely including your signature and certification that you are the party of interest authorized to obtain a copy of the report.

Proper identification is required (Government issued valid photo ID).

You may Fax, Mail, or bring the report request directly to the Santa Barbara Police Department. If you are mailing or faxing the request, proper Identification must be attached (scanned photocopy of ID). If you are mailing the request, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope for report return.

The city charges a report copy fee of $0.30 per page. Beginning July 1, 2011, Traffic Collision report copy charge will be $25.00.

Acceptable methods of payment are:

  1. Cash
  2. Checks; make payable to City of Santa Barbara (if by mail, amount blank, not to exceed $5.00)
  3. For charges over $10.00 only: VISA, MasterCard, Discover (only form of payment accepted for faxed requests)

Santa Barbara Police Department
Attn: Records Bureau / Report Request
215 E. Figueroa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-897-2434 Fax

Download a copy of a request for report form.

Last Updated: Feb 1, 2016