The "Texas Public Information Act" (Government Code, Chapter 552) provides for public access to most government records and for sale of copies of such records, including Police Reports. The Texas Administrative Code (1 TAC 111.16-.70) also addresses the cost of copies of open records (fees charged to the public for each copy of a record). All fees are set to cover the actual costs of materials, labor, equipment and overhead in making the copies of reports available.
In order to obtain copies of police records, the following information must be provided to our office:
Accident reports: Provide exact date, location and name of at least one individual involved in the accident. Copies of accident reports cannot be released without having two of the above listed items.
Incident/Offense reports: Provide specific date of incident, location, type of incident and name of individual involved. To obtain a copy of a report, you may request the report in writing by mail, or you may come in person to our office. We do not accept requests by fax or by phone. Here are some steps for requesting reports:
Internet: The San Angelo Police Department has now made traffic accident reports available through the internet. This is now our preferred method of report distribution. If you need a copy of an accident report please click here. From our report search page, you will be able to search for your report, view it and print it. We currently charge a fee of $8.50 + tax for copies of accident reports. You can pay for your reports through this secure site with a credit card or you may contact PoliceReports.US at 800 489-0190 to see if you qualify for a prepaid account.
By Mail: Download and print the Request for Public Information Form. Please fill out and submit with a self-addressed, stamped envelope and a check or money order payable to the City of San Angelo (see report price list). Please mail your request to:
San Angelo Police Department
Attn: Records Division
P.O. Box 5020
San Angelo, TX 76902
In Person: The San Angelo Police Department Records Division is located at 401 E. Beauregard. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm. When purchasing reports, please pay by cash, check or money order. The following is a listing of prices for accident and incident reports: Accident Reports: $6.00, Certified Accident Reports: $8.00, Incident/Offense Reports: $.10 per page (number of pages will vary depending on report).