Portsmouth Ohio

Where Southern Hospitality Begins

Records Bureau

Duties

The Records Bureau:

  • Maintains incident reports and accident reports for accidents occurring within the City limits
  • Provides criminal history checks, cost is $6.00
  • Takes parking fine money
  • Issues garage sale permits and taxicab licenses and maintains a file of vehicles impounded by the Portsmouth Police Department

Records

To obtain a copy of an incident report the cost is $0.05 per page.  To obtain a copy of an accident report the cost is $4.00.  To request a copy of a record by mail, please send check or money order and a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
     Portsmouth Police Department
     728 Second St.
     Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
 

Impounded Vehicles

To retrieve an impounded vehicle:

  • Contact the Records Bureau
  • Bring proof of ownership of the vehicle (title/registration)
    • Vehicles can only be released to their registered owners or persons having the legal authority to retrieve the vehicle
  • Bring proof of identity
  • Pay $20 impound fee to obtain release for vehicle
    • This fee has nothing to do with the fee that is charged by the wrecker service towing the vehicle