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Public Records Requests
The Central Records Bureau (CRB) is located within the Fred Taylor Building at the Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD), Headquarters complex, located at 9105 NW 25 Street, Doral, Florida. The CRB coordinates all public records requests, maintains and distributes public records including Arrest Forms (Dade County only), and only MDPD Offense/Incident (O/I) Reports and Florida Traffic Crash (FTC) Reports. The CRB also provides Police Clearance Letters, detailing criminal history information, for the purpose of: citizenship/immigration, employment, adoption, education/school, investigation, legal/lawyer/court, and personal reasons. The CRB Public Counter is open Monday-Friday, 9 am - 5:30 pm, and is closed on weekends and holidays.
- Florida Traffic Crash (FTC) Reports
- Offense/Incident (O/I) Reports
- Police Clearance Letters - Background Checks
- Fees & Payment Options
- Identity Theft
- Sealed and Expunged Records
- Body Worn Cameras
- MDPD 911/Communications Audio Unit
- Ad-Hoc Reports
Florida Traffic Crash (FTC) Reports
A FTC Report, commonly called "accident" report, is prepared to detail the results of automobile accidents/crashes. FTC Reports are often necessary for insurance purposes and may be requested in person or by mail.
As specified in Florida State Statutes, Chapter 316.066(2)(b), FTC Reports may only be made immediately available to the parties involved in the crash. The portions of FTC Reports that reveal personal information concerning the parties involved is confidential and exempt from public disclosure for 60 days after the report is filed. If requested by mail, complete, and notarize the Sworn Statement for Traffic Crash Report Information form and submit with request.Back to Top
Offense/Incident (O/I) Reports
An O/I Report, commonly called "police" report, is prepared to detail incidents such as robberies, burglaries, assaults, car thefts, etc. Copies of O/I Reports are often necessary for insurance purposes and may be requested in person, by phone, by mail, or by visiting the Miami-Dade Police Public Records Center. Some reports or portions thereof may be exempt or confidential under law.
The following information is necessary when requesting a copy of an O/I or FTC Report:
- Case number (If known)
- Date and/or location of the incident
- Name(s) of person(s) involved
Police Clearance Letters - Background Checks
The CRB Public Counter personnel research and prepare criminal background checks on individuals for citizenship/immigration, employment, adoption, education/school, investigation, legal/lawyer/court, and personal reasons, and prepare a Police Clearance Letter, if requested. Police Clearance Letters may be obtained in person, by mail, or via the Miami-Dade Police Public Records Center.
The following information is necessary when requesting a Police Clearance Letter:
- Name (including maiden, and other additional names)
- Date of Birth
- Requestor's name, address, and telephone number
Police Clearance Letters may be obtained from the districts listed below.Back to Top
Fees & Payment Options
O/I & FTC Reports - $0.15 per page-single sided, $0.20 per page-double sided
Police Clearance Letter- $5.00 each
Cash, Check or Money Order made payable to Miami-Dade Police Department
Note: Certified Copies are $1.00 per page. Requests requiring extensive research of processing time of more than 20 minutes will be charged at the hourly rate of the employee performing the research in accordance with Florida State Statutes and Miami-Dade County Administrative Orders. An estimate will be provided prior to work and will require a deposit to be paid.
Mail in requests for O/I Reports, FTC Reports, and Police Clearance Letters must be addressed to:
Miami-Dade Police Department
Central Records Bureau
9105 NW 25th Street
Miami, FL 33172
Appropriate payment and reference number must be included. Reports/Police Clearance Letters will not be faxed. O/I and FTC Reports are available 21 days from date of incident, and may be picked up at the CRB Public Counter at the above location or at the below listed District Stations:
10000 SW 142 Avenue
15665 Biscayne Boulevard
10800 SW 211 Street
7707 SW 117 Avenue
|Town of Miami Lakes
6601 Main Street
9101 NW 25 Street
|Village of Palmetto Bay
9705 East Hibiscus Street
799 NW 81 Street
|Town of Cutler Bay
10720 Caribbean Blvd., #200
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Background Checks are also performed at all of the above listed locations.
The CRB does not offer fingerprinting services. This service is available at the above District Stations.
Background Checks are also performed at all of the above listed locations.Back to Top
Identity theft involves the unauthorized use of an individual’s name, social security number, and other identifiers during the arrest process. This, at times, results in an arrest record being generated for the person whose name was falsely used. The CRB Public Counter assists these victims in receiving Identity Letters indicating their correct criminal history status.Back to Top
Sealed and Expunged Records
The CRB Public Counter does not accept or process applications to seal or expunge a record.
Sealing a criminal record involves the removal from public record information regarding a particular arrest. Expunging a criminal record involves the destruction of all information and paperwork associated with a particular arrest.
Individuals may receive copies of their sealed records with proper identification, via the CRB Public Counter. Expunged records are completely destroyed and are not available. For further information on Sealed/Expunged Records, contact the Felony/Misdemeanor Court, Expungement Division, located at:
Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building
1351 NW 12 Street
Miami, Florida 33125
Body Worn Cameras
Requests for Body Worn Camera (BWC) recordings can be made in writing, via the Miami-Dade Police Public Records Center, in person, or telephonically. You may also visit the CRB to complete the form in person. It may be necessary for the staff of the Body-Worn Camera Records Section (BWCRS) to contact you for clarification. A record may contain exempt and/or confidential information requiring redaction (removal) depending on your identity and your role, if any, in the incident that was recorded. Please keep this in mind should you chose not to identify yourself.
Florida law allows an agency to charge specific amounts for specific types of records (for example, 15 cents for a one-sided copy). In addition to these costs, we may need to redact or remove certain information that is confidential or exempt from public disclosure pursuant to Florida law. Should your request require extensive use of information technology resources or extensive clerical or supervisory assistance, or both, the agency may also charge for these costs. The cost will be approximately $15.00 per hour. We will notify you of the approximate cost prior to beginning work and require a deposit be paid.
Below is a brief outline of the steps involved in processing your request:
- The BWCRS receives your request and responds back to you acknowledging receipt.
- A cost estimate is provided to you.
- You pay the estimated cost as a deposit and your payment authorizes the processing to begin.
- Your requested records are located and any necessary redactions are made.
- You will be notified of the final cost if you provided contact information. If you did not provide contact information, you will need to recontact us periodically concerning the status of your request.
- You will be refunded any amount paid in excess of the actual cost, or charged any amount due if the actual cost exceeded the payment made.
- Your records will be available after full payment is received.
- You may pick up the records from this office to avoid additional postage costs.
Payment can be made in cash, money order, or cashier's check (payable to the Miami-Dade Police Department). Debit and credit card payments are not possible at this time.
For more information, go to our Body Worn Cameras page.Back to Top
MDPD 911/Communications Audio Unit
Audio recordings of E911 calls are available for 60 days and may be obtained through the MDPD 911/Communications Audio Section using the Miami-Dade Police Public Records Center. Please allow up to 60 days to process your request. If you have any questions or would like to find out the status of your request, please contact the MDPD 911/Communications Audio Unit through the Records Center. All requested recordings will be available on the Records Center when complete or mailed to the address provided on the request form. Please note that the recordings may not be picked up at the Public Safety Communications 9-1-1 Center.Back to Top
The Information Technology Systems Department (ITSD) at the Miami-Dade Police Department is in charge of providing ad-hoc listings for Calls for Service, Incident Reports and Crash Reports for the Un-incorporated Dade County community.
When requesting any of these reports, the citizen must provide the following information:
- Specific Address if the report is to include all incidents, calls for service or crashes at the specified address or, address and mile radius if the report is to include all incidents, calls for service or crashes within a defined radius from the specific address.
- Date Range
These reports are customized reports, so a charge is involved when requesting these reports. Once the citizen contacts the Miami-Dade Police Department by visiting the Miami-Dade Police Public Records Center, a quote will be provided and once the Miami Dade Police Department receives a payment for the request, the specified report will be produced within 5 to 15 business days and emailed to the citizen.
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