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Hollywood Police Records Unit

3250 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, FL 33021
Phone:  954-967-4480
Hours of Operation:  8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Records Unit endeavors to provide high level customer service in facilitating and disseminating public records to our internal and external requestors in an appropriate and timely manner.  

Reports may be requested by mail or in person.  Phone, fax and email requests will not be accepted, nor will reports be faxed or emailed to requestors.  Requests by mail must include the required fee along with a self-addressed stamped envelope.  Prior to mailing your request, call the Records Unit to confirm the report has been received and to obtain a cost for the report.  Please note that some reports may require redaction of restricted information.  Please allow 10 working days after an incident or accident has occurred before attempting to obtain a copy of a report.  

Accident Reports
The State requires that anyone requesting an accident report within the first 60 days of its occurrence must complete an affidavit specifying why you are entitled to that report.  You may use the link provided to print an ADOBE PDF copy of the affidavit.  


If you are requesting an accident report by mail, please provide Records with a signed and notarized original of the crash report affidavit with your written request.  After the 60th day no affidavit is required to obtain an accident report.  

Accident reports over a year old may be obtained from Tallahassee at 850-617-3414 or 850-617-3416.

The basic fees for copies of reports are:

  • .15¢ per single-sided copy
  • .20¢ per double-sided copy
  • $1.00 per certified page
  • In accordance with F.S.S. 119.07(4)(d), an applicable service charge may be assessed for certain requests.  

    Arrest Reports
    When an arrest is made you are immediately entitled to a copy of the arrest PC.  Incident reports involving an arrest must be filed by the State Attorney’s Office prior to being released to the public.  

    Background Checks
    Local background checks include arrests that are handled by the Hollywood Police Department. 

    Broward County background checks may be obtained from the Broward Sheriff’s Office located at 2601 West Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL. 

    State of Florida background checks may be obtained from FDLE’s website: or by calling 850-410-8109.

    Fingerprinting Services are offered by the Crime Scene Unit on the following days:

    Tuesday and Wednesday
    8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
    Residents:  $10
    Non-Residents: $15

    Fingerprint cards are NOT provided by this agency and a valid photo ID is required for this service.