Emergency Dial 911, Portsmouth Police Department, 3 Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801, Tel: (603) 427-1500

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Portsmouth Police Department Records Division

Hours of Operation:
 Monday Closed
 Tuesday 9:00am - 1:00pm
 Wednesday 9:00am - 1:00pm
 Thursday 9:00am - 1:00pm
 Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm

Phone Number: (603) 610 -7446 - Office Manager

Public Window Location: We have opened a new public window located in the lobby of the Police Department.

FOR:

Accident/Incident Reports: Please print the Request of Accident/Incident Report Form


REQUEST BY MAIL or FAX:

Please fill out the Request of Accident/Incident Report Form and attach a clear photocopy of your valid State or Federal issued picture ID. The ID copy must accompany each request.

Address: Records Division
Portsmouth Police Department
3 Junkins Avenue
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Fax to: (603) 610-7670

REQUEST IN PERSON:

If possible, it is best to call ahead for the report to be prepared in advance of your arrival (603) 610 -7446.

The form(s) are also available at the Records Division window.
FEE SCHEDULE: NON-TECHNICAL ITEMS
Records Fees as of March, 2005

The following fee will not be charged for operators, owners of vehicles, persons with property damaged by accidents or pedestrians hit by vehicles.

Motor Vehicle Accident Reports $15 Initiation Fee and .25 per page

The following fee will not be charged for persons involved in the incident.

Incident / Arrest Reports $15 Initiation Fee and .25 per page

Prepayment and blank CDR must accompany written request.

CD Copy $35

Computer Aided Dispatch Logs $15 Initiation Fee and .25 per page

Fingerprint Cards $15 Initiation Fee and .25 per page

Local Criminal History NO CHARGE

Videotape Copy $35

Audiotape Copy $40

Photograph Copies

Polaroids $20 each

35 mm and all others $15 plus processing fee

Oversized Diagrams $15 plus processing fee

Special Reports $40 per hour and .25 per page

Note: If any requested materials are sent by facsimile to a requesting party instead of being mailed, there will be an additional charge of $.50 per page.

TECHNICAL REPORTS
Records Fees as of March, 2005


The $500 maximum baseline fee will be charged in its entirety when a person or agency requests the entire police technical report. However, if the requesting party does not want or need the entire report and, instead, only needs a portion of the report (such as photographs, or a scaled diagram and nothing else), the Records Supervisor has the discretion to charge only for the portion of the report requested. For example:

The charge for reproducing technical photographs would be not less than $100.

The charge for reproducing a scaled diagram would be not less than $100.

It should be noted that the fee charged for a technical report not to exceed $500.

Request for Fee Waiver

Any individual who requests that a technical police report be released with the fee waived will be instructed to submit the request in writing to the Office of the Chief of Police for his/her consideration. The Chief will decide if the $500 is to be waived or reduced. Any waiver or reduction of the $500 fee shall be made by the Chief on a case-by-case basis and shall in no way establish a precedent of any kind for future requests of a similar nature.



For all other inquiries, please contact the Records Division at (603) 610 -7446

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 Emergency Dial 911, Portsmouth Police Department, 3 Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801, Tel: (603) 427-1500