Request a Record

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From now on you may submit your public records requests online. Online requests are received, tracked, and fulfilled electronically. Your request will be entered in the Public Records Unit queue and processed on a first come first served basis. As a requestor, you can communicate with the technician handling your request and receive updates via email.

The Public Records Unit ONLINE PORTAL is the place to submit ALL of your request for records maintained by the Broward Sheriff’s Office including, but not limited to:

  • Incident reports
  • Accident reports
  • Local Records Checks

To access our online portal and request your records CLICK HERE


Local records checks (Broward County information only) are sometimes required for employment, housing, adoption, immigration, and other personal reasons. Local records checks may be requested via the Public Records Online Portal.

Local records checks performed by the Broward Sheriff’s Office are NOT a complete criminal history check. They are a local search of the records submitted to the Broward Sheriff’s Office by law enforcement agencies within Broward County, Florida. They are limited to arrest records only and do not include involvement which did not result in an arrest. THIS SEARCH WILL NOT INCLUDE ANY INFORMATION OCCURING OUTSIDE BROWARD COUNTY, FL.

To obtain a statewide records check, contact the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Their contact information is available on their web site,


The Broward Sheriff’s Office is committed to providing records as quickly and efficiently as possible. Please note, as a result of an increase in workload and current staffing, our unit is experiencing a backlog of requests for public records. We appreciate your patience as we’re working diligently to fulfill requests in the order in which they are received. Please DO NOT make a duplicate request for a copy of your report/record as this could further delay the turnaround time. 

Fees: There are sometimes fees associated with records requests. Fees are based on Florida statute and correspond with the type of record requested and the amount of time it takes to fulfill it. Estimates will be given prior to any work being done on requests that require payment.

Payment Types: We accept check or money order. We cannot process credit card or debit card payments.

Contact Us: The Public Records Unit is open Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You can reach us at 954-831-8700 during normal operating hours.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office, and its contracted vendors, are working to meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.Accessibility Policy.

If for some reason you are unable to use the above online portal due to accessibility issues, you may submit a request via the above phone number, or in writing by sending it to:

Broward Sheriff’s Office
Public Records Unit
Attention:  Erin Foley, RMLO
P.O. Box 9507
Ft. Lauderdale, FL  33310