Request a Police Record

How to Request a Report or Service

Requests for records of a routine or minor nature such as a copy of a single incident report may be made by mail or in person at the North Miami Beach Police Department. Please do not use this online form for these types of requests. Routine Traffic Crash reports can be purchased online through Buy Crash for an additional fee using a credit card. Payment of this fee is voluntary.

Before requesting a report by mail, please call the Records Section at 305-948-2952 for an estimate of the report's research and production fees. Mail requests must contain a self-addressed stamped envelope, along with a check or money order to cover the fees. The report will be mailed back to you, along with a receipt. Please use the above address for all mail requests.

Requests for records of a non-routine nature such as copies of photos, audio or video tapes, major case files, records that require extensive research, the use of information technology resources or extensive clerical or supervisory assistance by city personnel, etc. must be made through the City of North Miami Beach - City Clerk’s Office at 17011 NE 19 Avenue, 305-787-6001. The below online form can be used to make such a request and will be forwarded directly to the City Clerk's Office. Once submitted, a representative of the City Clerk's Office will contact the requester to discuss the request. You can also submit these types of request in person or my mail at the City Clerk's Office.

Please review the information below for details on specific Records Section policies, fees, documents, and services.

Records/Research Policy and Fees

The following schedule of fees for the production and photocopying of Police records will apply:

Record Type
Price
Single-sided pages
$ 0.15
Double-sided pages
$ 0.20
CDs /DVDs (provided by city)
$10 each
Traffic Crash Report
$1 (not exceeding 7 pages)

Traffic Crash Reports can also be purchased online for a fee.

Note: Some requests for records shall be deemed to require the extensive use of information technology resources or extensive clerical or supervisory assistance by City personnel. The hourly rate used to calculate a special service charge shall be equal to a City employee's actual hourly rate of pay (if such person is paid by the hour), or an approximation of his or her hourly compensation based upon a weekly salary divided by 40 hours (if such person is not compensated on an hourly basis), together with an additional factor of 25% reflecting said person's hourly value of fringe and pension benefits.

Types of Reports, Checks and Searches

Incident Reports involving a juvenile will be released according to State Statute, and proper identification and/or involvement may be required. Please contact the Records Unit at 305-948-2952 for requirements regarding the release of any juvenile information.

Traffic Crash Reports are confidential and not considered public record until 60 days after the date of the accident.

Prior to the conclusion of the 60-day waiting period, accident reports will be released only to the following:

A party involved in the crash (photo identification required)

  • The legal representative of a party involved in the crash (Florida Bar number required);
  • The licensed insurance agent of a party involved in the crash, or a party who has applied for insurance coverage (Florida license number required);
  • A person under contract to provide claims or underwriting information to a qualifying insurance company (name of insurance company required);
  • A prosecuting authority (Florida Bar number required);
  • A representative of a radio or television station licensed by the FCC, a newspaper qualified to publish legal notices, or a free newspaper of general circulation which qualifies under Statute 316.066 (3)(C) (name of radio station, television station or newspaper required, along with proof of free distribution, if applicable); or
  • A state or federal agency representative who is authorized by law to have access to these reports. All required credentials or identification must be reviewed by a Records Specialist prior to the report's release.

Grid Searches

Grid Searches are reports created to retrieve criminal and/or incident background on a particular address, area or intersection for a specific time frame. The costs associated with any grid search shall be equal to a City employee's actual hourly rate of pay (if such person is paid by the hour), or an approximation of his or her hourly compensation based upon a weekly salary divided by 40 hours (if such person is not compensated on an hourly basis), together with an additional factor of 25% reflecting said person's hourly value of fringe and pension benefits.

Local Records Check

The local records check will only include information on file with the NMBPD. If you require a more extensive records check, please contact the Miami-Dade Police Department or the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

* U.S Immigration or Level 2 background checks must be obtained from the Miami-Dade Police Department.

Electronic Fingerprinting

We do not currently offer electronic fingerprinting.

Public Records Request Form

Fill out the Public Records Request Form

Please note that this form can`t be used to request accident reports. Routine Traffic Crash reports can be purchased online at for an additional fee using a credit card. This on-line public record request form, which is directed to the City Clerk's Office, should only be used for requests of a non-routine nature. (See area under Records/Research Policies and Fee's above). Please contact the City Clerk's Office directly at 305-787-6001 if you have any questions on the status of your request using this on-line form.