DUE TO THE RECENT HEALTH SITUATION - COVID-19, AND TO HELP REDUCE THE TRANSMISSION OF THE VIRUS, OUR RECORDS DEPARTMENT HAS IMPLEMENTED SOME CHANGES. TO HELP THE PUBLIC IN NEED OF POLICE REPORT COPIES AND BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR INDIVIDUALS, PLEASE SEE BELOW.
The City of Duluth Police Department Records Division maintains all police department records, with the exception of personnel records. The Records Division is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Records Department is dedicated to providing the highest quality customer service to the public and to the City of Duluth.
It is the mission of the Records Department to ensure accuracy in providing a variety of different documents and reports to the public. We strive to achieve the highest standards of the organization so that records can be made available for inspection and copying.
Records are subject to records retention schedules, as set by Statutes.
Records Department services
Background Check/Criminal Histories: View information about Criminal Histories
Fingerprints: View information about Fingerprinting Services
Copy of Accident/Incident Reports: View information about Accident/Incident Reports
Open Records: To submit an Open Records Request, please click HERE.
$0.10 per page, and the hourly rate for the technician performing the request. To pay an Open Records invoice, click HERE.
Expungements: View information about Expungements service
Letter of Good Conduct: Sandy Lynch $20.00.
Police Clearance Letter: $20.00.
If you are from a Law Enforcement Agency requesting a local background check, please fill out this FORM.
We do not charge for the following:
- Vacation House checks.
- Local background checks for government agencies
- Incident or accident reports for government agencies
Captain C. Wilson - Division Commander
Jessica Lake - Records Supervisor
Any questions regarding reports, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where is the police department located and what are the hours of operation?
The police department is located on the corner of Buford Hwy. and Davenport Road, in Duluth, GA. The address is 3276 Buford Highway, Duluth, GA. 30096. The police department is staffed 24-hours a day 7-days a week, however, the reception window is only open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There is a call-box located outside the front doors for after-hours requests for assistance.
How can I get a copy of a police report?
Reports can be obtained in person at the Public Safety Building, 3276 Buford Highway, Duluth, GA 30096. *We do not fax or email reports to the public, and they are not currently available online.
How can I get a copy of an accident report?
Accident reports can be picked up in person at the Duluth Police Department or you may visit CarFax and request an accident report delivered via email. For
CarFax accident reports, please visit https://secure.crashdocs.org/.
How do I file a police report?
You can come into our building and pick up the phone located in the lobby which connects you directly to dispatch. Dispatch can then take your information and have an officer meet with you. You may also call us directly on our non-emergency line at (770) 476-4151 to have an officer meet with you at your location within the city limits.
What types of payment does the police department accept?
The police department accepts cash, major credit cards, money orders and cashier's checks for payment of fines, traffic citations, requests for reports, fingerprints, criminal history checks, and open records requests.
Is there a cost for police reports?
The cost for an accident report is $5.00; the cost for an incident report is $.10 per page. If you are named on either of these types of reports, you are entitled to one free copy.
I received a citation from a City of Duluth Police Officer, how can I find out what my fine will be?
Please contact the Duluth Municipal Court at (770) 623-2771. You may also view at www.duluthga.net/payonline.
I am an insurance agent, how can I obtain a copy of an accident report?
Insurance companies can either come in person or mail a written request to Duluth Police Department, Records Department, 3276 Buford Highway, Duluth, GA 30096. Please include in your request the case number, insured information, date of occurrence, a self-addressed envelope, and a check for $5.00 payable to Duluth Police Department.
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2451 Pleasantdale Rd.
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Phone: (770) 614-8131
2785 Buford Highway, #102C, Duluth, GA 30096.
Phone: (678) 584-1778
Yes, Monday - Friday (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.). The cost is $10.00 per card for the first two cards and $2.00 for each additional copy.
Is there a way to get an officer to check on my house while we are on vacation?
Yes. Please submit a "Vacation House Check" (VHC) form. Forms are located at the Records window of the Police Department, or one can be printed from this website and faxed to (678) 417-1857. You may also call us at (770) 476-4151.
Applicants need to bring a valid, government-issued photo ID. The cost is $15.00 for the first copy and $2.00 for each additional copy. Criminal history checks are completed within minutes.
It usually takes 5-10 business days for the report to be processed. It is best to call (770) 623-2771 and see if the report is ready before you come to the police department.
For information on crime happening in Duluth, you can visit any of the three following websites:
Or contact Officer Sadowski by email at email@example.com regarding any crime information.
Public Safety Building
3276 Buford Highway
Duluth, GA 30096
TTY/TTD # 770-495-8567-for hearing impaired