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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) located at 9105 NW 25 Street, Doral, Florida.  The CRB 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.

Offense/Incident (O/I) Reports - Florida Traffic Crash (FTC) Reports

An O/I Report, commonly called "case" report, is prepared to detail incidents such as robberies, burglaries, assaults, car thefts, etc.  A FTC Report, commonly called "accident" report, is prepared to detail the results of automobile accidents/crashes.  Copies of O/I and FTC Reports are often necessary for insurance purposes and may be requested in person or by mail.

Access FTC Reports

As specified in Florida State Statutes, Chapter 119.07, 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.

 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
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Police Clearance Letters

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 or by mail.

The following information is necessary when requesting a Police Clearance Letter:

  • Name (including maiden, and other additional names)
  • Race
  • Sex
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Driver's License Number
  • Requestor's name, address, and telephone number
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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. 

Mail in requests for O/I Reports, FTC Reports, and Police Clearance Letters must be addressed to the above address, "Attention Correspondence Unit," along with the appropriate payment.  Reports/Police Clearance Letters will not be faxed.  O/I and FTC Reports are available within 14 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:

Airport District
MIA, Bldg 3033 

Hammocks District
10000 SW 142 Avenue   

Intracoastal District
15665 Biscayne Boulevard

Kendall District       
7707 SW 117 Avenue                 

Midwest District
9101 NW 25 Street

Northside District
2950 NW 83 Street

Northwest District
5975 Miami Lakes Drive East

South District
10800 SW 211 Street

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Fingerprinting and Background Checks

The CRB does not offer fingerprinting services.  This service is available at the above District Stations.

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Identity Theft

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.

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The purpose of this web page is to provide information on residential evictions for non­payment of rent only. The law, by its very nature, changes periodically. As such, the information contained in the forms referred to herein, may become outdated.

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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
Phone:  305-275-1155

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Court Services

Court Services Bureau personnel do not provide legal advice. Bureau personnel will provide information on the requirements for the submission of process to the Bureau and the status of process already submitted to the Section for service. If legal advice is needed, you should contact an attorney of your choice.

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Page Last Edited: Fri Jan 2, 2015 8:14:35 AM
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