Frequently Asked Questions
How do I obtain a copy of my accident report?
Fond du Lac Police Officers complete two types of accident forms. One is the Wisconsin Reportable Accident Form and the other is the Non-Reportable Envelope Exchange Crash Report. The Wisconsin form is reserved for more serious accidents involving injuries or property damage in excess of $1,000 to property owned by any one person, or in excess of $200 to government property. These Wisconsin Accident Reports are available through the Records Division. Please note that they may not be available until at least 7-10 days after the accident occurs.
If you were involved in a less serious accident that did not meet the above criteria, a Non-Reportable Envelope Exchange Crash Report would have been completed. A copy of that form should have been issued to you at the scene. If you lost your copy or need another, please contact Records at 920-322-3708. You should have the following information available when you call:
- Date, time and location of the accident.
- Case number, if known.
- Names of the drivers.
Once your report is ready, it can be picked up in person during normal hours of operation (Mon-Fri 8am - 4pm). You can also arrange to prepay in order to have the report mailed to you when ready.
How do I obtain a copy of a regular police report?
Police reports will only be available after a case has been closed or adjudicated in court. Materials from active investigations, including accidents, will not be made available. Several other types of information will not be released such as juvenile records, medical records or anything the courts deem confidential. If you know a case has been closed and wish to request a copy of the report, you can make the request several ways:
- In person - You may stop into the FDL Police Department at 126 N. Main Street during regular business hours (M-F 8am - 4pm).
- By Phone - Call 920-322-3708 during regular business hours.
- By Fax - Send a fax with all pertinent information to 920-322-3701, Attention Records Request.
Note: Making a request by fax will not generate a faxed response. You will still need to either pick up the report or arrange to have it mailed to you as described below.
There are costs associated with making records requests. You will be charged $0.25 per page for photocopies up to $50. If the cost exceeds $50 you will be charged the actual labor and materials cost for records duplication. To better serve you, please have the following data when making a report request:
- Date, time and location of the incident.
- Case number, if known.
- Name(s) of involved subject(s).
Where and how do I pay for a traffic ticket?
Payment or court arrangements for all citations are handled by the Lakeside Municipal Court located at 16 Garfield Street in North Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. You may contact them in person or by phone at 920-924-2479.
I lost my ticket; Can I get a copy?
If you lost your ticket, Fond du Lac Police Records can help you locate a copy by calling 920-322-3708. You will need the subject's name, case number if known, or date, time and location of the incident.
Where and how do I pay for a parking ticket?
Parking tickets are processed through Citations Management of Milwaukee. A yellow payment box is located outside the main lobby of the Fond du Lac Police Department. For questions on parking citations or payment methods please call Citations Management at 1-877-501-9924 and refer to agency 4226.