Get a Copy of a Police Report

Copies of Police Reports


Reports may be requested in person, fax, email, mail or phone during regular business hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call (707) 441-4060, fax (707) 441-4334,

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.

Mail request to:
Eureka Police Department
604 C Street
Eureka, CA 95501
Attn: Records

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.
When 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 City of Eureka in one of the amounts show below. 

Traffic Report

The fee for a traffic collision report is $10.00 for the first ten pages and $1.00 for each additional page.

Crime Report

The fee for a crime report is $10.00 for the first ten pages and $1.00 for each additional page. Exception: If you are a victim of a crime there is no fee.

Subpoenaed Reports (All)

$24.00 per hour plus $.10 per page plus postage, if mailed.