Records & Reports
The Records Division of the Huntsville Police Department (HPD) manages and produces police-related information and documents for criminal justice purposes per legal reporting requirements. The division is a 24/7 operation and is accessible to the public during business hours, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Records Division is located within HPD Headquarters at 815 Wheeler Avenue, Huntsville, AL 35801.
The Records Division maintains all traffic accident reports, criminal case reports, and miscellaneous reports.
For more information call (256) 427-7020.
Please select any of the below topics for further information:
Background checks for employment may be requested from HPD’s ID Department, which is located within the Records Division. These requests should be made in person at 815 Wheeler Avenue during business hours (Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.). The cost is $5.00 – $10.00, cash or check only, payable to the City of Huntsville. You must present a valid ID at time of request. Please, call (256) 427-7128 for more information.
To inquire about crime statistics within Huntsville Police Department’s jurisdiction, please, call (256) 564-8078.
Criminal Case Reports
+ Criminal case report copies may be purchased from the Records Division at 815 Wheeler Avenue during business hours (Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.). You must be the listed victim or reporting party on the report to obtain a copy and will need to provide the following information when you request your copy:
1) Valid ID
2) Case report number
3) Date and location of the incident
4) Reason for obtaining the report
* If you are listed as anything other than the victim or reporting party on a report you must have it subpoenaed to obtain a full copy of the report.
The cost is $10.00, cash or check only–payable to the City of Huntsville.
Please allow 72 hours for processing time on all reports. For more information call (256) 427-7020.
For traffic court or other Municipal Court matters, please, contact the Municipal Court at (256) 427-7810.
Requests for fingerprinting may be made to HPD’s ID Department for a limited list of entities (see lists below); the ID Department is located within the Records Division. Please, check the lists to ensure we print for your agency/cause. Calling ahead is recommended for these requests. The cost is $10 per card unless otherwise noted below. Please call (256) 427-7128 for more information.
Entities for which we print:
- Alabama Law Board
- Alarm (all employees, installers, sales)
- Bank (securities, stock market)
- CAJA (Court Appointed Juvenile Advocate)
- Flight training candidates
- Habitat for Humanity
- HPD Cross Guards (no charge)
- Huntsville Housing Authority (no charge)
- National Guard only (no charge)
- Private high schools
- Tennessee Valley Family Services
Entities for which we DO NOT print:
Fingerprint services for the below list are provided by Madison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) at the Annex (715-A Wheeler Avenue), which is to the left of the MCSO Records building. Their phone number is 256-533-8821.
- ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms)
- ABC Board
- Background check applicants
- Daycare staff
- Expungement petitioners
- Family Finders
- Federal Government (Redstone Arsenal, DoD, DoJ, etc.)
- Foster care applicants
- General contractor license applicants
- Laidlaw bus drivers
- Military applicants
- Mortgage license applicants
- Nursing license applicants
- Peace Corps
- Pistol Permit applicants
- Post Office employees
- Real estate license applicants
- Riley Center
- Security clearance applicants
- Security personnel
- Social Security applicants
- State Department applicants (Embassy overseas)
- Taxi/Chauffeur applicants
- Teaching applicants
The MCSO Annex prints Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $10 per card, and the requesting individual must provide the card(s).
The wrecker service currently contracted to complete vehicle towing and impoundments on behalf of the Huntsville Police Department is Roadside Towing. Roadside Towing may be reached at (256) 533-0809 for all impound information.
Inmate or Jail Information
For inmate information or to contact the jail, please call (256) 519-4800. This is the phone number for the Madison County Jail. the Madison County Sheriff’s Office runs this facility and process all inmates in Madison County, which includes the City of Huntsville.
To contact the Magistrate’s Office, please call (256) 427-7861.
Traffic Accident Reports
Traffic accident report copies may be purchased online or in person from the Records Division during business hours (Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.).
Option 1: Purchase traffic accident report copy online
Option 2: Request a copy in person from the Records Division
You will need to provide the following information when you request your copy:
1) Valid ID
2) Accident number
3) Date and location of the incident
The cost is $10.00, cash or check only–payable to the City of Huntsville. For more information call (256) 427-7020
Please allow 72 hours for processing time on all reports.
*If your accident was investigated by the Alabama State Troopers, call (256) 539-0681.
For traffic ticket or other citation information, please contact the Municipal Court at (256) 427-7810.
To inquire about having a weapon released from Huntsville Police Department’s custody, please call (256) 427-7157.