Copy of a Police Report
Reports may be requested in person, fax, email, mail or phone during regular business hours.
Collision reports are available online for involved parties or those with a verified interest in the vehicles (registered owners, insurance companies, legal representation, etc.) as outlined in California Vehicle Code 20012.
There are times when a police report may not be released. Your request for a particular report may not be fulfilled if the case is still under investigation or for certain legal reasons. Also, there are certain restrictions on who may obtain a police report. Sometimes the reports contain confidential information that cannot be released to certain individuals.
To help us expedite your request we ask that you submit the following information:
- Eureka Police Department case number
- Date, time, and location of incident
- Type of report (i.e. traffic collision, burglary from vehicle, etc.)
- How you are involved with the report (i.e. owner of burglarized vehicle)
- The reason for the request (i.e. insurance purposes)
- Your daytime phone number
We will call you within 10 business days to pick up your report or direct you to send a check or money order, with a self-addressed stamped envelope, if you would rather have it mailed. Report requests may take 7 to 10 business days to process.
Requesting a Report by Mail
In order for us to help you as quickly as possible, we require you to enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your requested information (see list above) and a check or money order made payable to the City of Eureka.
The fee for a traffic collision report is $10 for the first ten pages and $1 for each additional page.
The fee for a crime report is $10 for the first ten pages and $1 for each additional page. Exception: If you are a victim of a crime there is no fee.
Subpoenaed Reports (All)
$24 per hour plus $.10 per page plus postage, if mailed.