DEPARTMENT OF GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS
BACKGROUND CHECKS/CRIMINAL HISTORY INFORMATION For background checks/criminal history information, clearance letters, consulate/immigration letters and notary services, please review SAPD's complete details and instructions. Please note that these are not considered open records requests and should not be submitted through the portal.
IN PERSON BASIC POLICE REPORT
If you are interested in visiting the San Antonio Police Department in person, for same day service in obtaining a copy of the basic public portion of a single report, please visit us at 315 S. Santa Rosa, San Antonio, TX 78207, on Monday through Fridays, from the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. View information on parking
To ensure that privacy concerns are protected and legal standards are met, the City may object to certain types of reports that regard sensitive or common law privacy issues from being released.
- These types of reports may not be readily releasable in person and/or may require that you produce a valid government issued photo identification card and birth certificates or court guardianship documents (for reports that regard minors) to determine your right of access.
- It is recommended that you request such reports online and attach the supporting documentation to your request.
- For more specifics on what types of information may be considered confidential information, please see the SAPD’s 133-FOIA form for more details.
TXDOT CRASH REPORT
For a fast self-checkout option of purchasing a Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) Crash report (CR3), please go to the TXDOT’s automated system to receive a crash report directly from them.
- You must wait a minimum of 5 business days from date of accident to search the system.
- Your case number must contain the SAPD prefix along with a total of 8 numbers that follow, to constitute a valid Crash report (CR3) case number.
- You may request certified copies with this option.
OPEN RECORDS REQUESTS ONLINE PORTAL
The open records portal is your City’s online resource for open data. Submit an open records request, manage existing requests and view public information with our user-friendly system.
TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL REQUEST
A public information request must be in writing. A governmental body is not required to answer questions, perform legal research, or create new information in response to your public information request.
Providing as much information as possible within your request will allow departments to complete your request more efficiently. Information such as: name, address, date range, and subject matter.
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