How to Obtain Accident Reports
If you are requesting a copy of an accident report, please visit CRASHDOCS.ORG. There is no fee for the online distribution of the accident report. To complete your request you will need:
- Last Name
- Report Number
- Date of Loss
If you do not have access to the Internet then you can make your request in person, through U.S. mail, email, fax or telephone.
How To Obtain Police Reports & Records
Records personnel are responsible for processing requests for field reports maintained by the Fond du Lac Police Department. Examples of field reports include such things as traffic accident reports, traffic citations, city ordinance tickets, and incident reports.
Police reports may be requested from the Fond du Lac Police Department in person, through U.S. mail, email, fax, or telephone. Requests made in person may not be processed immediately.
Fond du Lac Police Department
Records Bureau – Records Request
126 N. Main St.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
General Telephone Number: (920) 322-3708
Fax Number: (920) 322-3701
The Records Bureau is staffed with personnel Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
When requesting a record from the Fond du Lac Police Department, your request must include enough information for us to be able to locate the record.
The Fond du Lac Police Department will make every effort to process requests for records within 10 business days of receiving the request. All requests for information will be processed in accordance with the State of Wisconsin Open Records Law and department policy.
A fee will be charged for records and the fee is determined based on the type of record, mailing costs, and other fees allowed by state statute. Pre-payment may be required.
Under 18 U.S.C. § 2721(C), the following information about a person is NOT available to the public:
- Date of Birth
- DMV Photograph
- Social Security Number
- Telephone Number
- Medical or Disability Information
- Driver’s License Numbers and Physical Descriptors
- Vehicle Registration Plate Numbers and Related Information
- Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN)
How can I get the information needed?
The Fond du Lac Police Department PD Public Records Request form provides you with the opportunity to let us know of the DPPA Exemption/s under which you are requesting personally identifiable information regarding your own or another person’s record.
With or without a qualifying exemption, the record is subject to release; however, personally identifiable information may not be included.
Disclosure of records will continue to be scrutinized under the Wisconsin Open Records Law (19.35) and balancing test of public policy of the public’s right to know against public policy concerns.
We seek your patience in responding to your request/s. Given the nature of the Federal Law, we must examine each page of each report and redact (block out) 10 different data elements, wherever they are found. This is a laborious and time consuming process, in addition to our regular public service duties.