To insure that your request is processed accurately and expediently, all information must be typed in completely. All records are screened and edited according to Florida Public Record Laws. Copies of incident reports, or traffic crash reports may be mailed or picked-up at the front desk located in the Gainesville Police Department Administration Building (545 NW 8th Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32601).
Please note: NO REPORT OR REQUESTED INFORMATION WILL BE FAXED. The Gainesville Police Department releases information relating to incidents which occur within the City limits of Gainesville only.
Florida State Statutes are very specific on the release of information for traffic crash reports. Please download, complete and sign the below affidavit if it relates to your situation.
Requester must present a valid driver license or other photographic identification, proof of status, or identification that demonstrates his or her qualifications to access that information and file a written sworn statement (click here) prior to accessing the report.
Effective March 1, 2023, Florida Statutes 316.066 was modified to indicate that motor vehicle crash reports containing the identity, home or employment telephone number or home or employment street address, driver license or identification card number, date of birth or other personal information for the parties involved in the crash were confidential and exempt to the public within the first 60 days it was filed. However, the involved parties and their representatives are permitted to have an unredacted copy of the crash report during this 60 days period and according to Florida Senate Bill 1614 the requestor must present a valid driver license or other photographic identification, proof of status, or identification that demonstrates his or her qualifications to access that information and file a written sworn statement prior to accessing the report. In compliance with these regulations, our agency has disabled access to crash reports online.