In most cases the public portion of police reports can be obtained from the APD Incident Report Database. Please read the instructions on how to obtain the report. Make sure to enter the case number exactly how it is shown in the instructions.
For information about purchasing a copy of the public portion of a police report contact the Austin Police Department Report Sales Unit at (512) 974-5499. Reports can be purchased at the Main Police Headquarters, located at 715 E 8th Street. Reports are 10 cents a copy and only the public portion is available for purchase from the report sales office. This is the same report that can be obtained from visiting the APD Incident Report Database. Report Sales hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. ***Effective June 5, 2017, Report Sales Hours will be Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.***
Pursuant to section 552.301 (c) of the Government Code, the City of Austin has designated certain addresses to receive requests for public information sent by electronic mail. For requests seeking records held by the Austin Police Department, send an email here or fax your request to (512) 974-6662. For requests seeking the records held by any other City department, send an email here. Your request will not be considered received unless it is sent to the proper address.