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How To - Obtain a Police Report

PLEASE NOTE: The Police Department is required to verify that the person requesting the police report is an involved party in the incident. Also, under the Maryland Public Information Act, certain information is required to be redacted from police reports before it is issued to a person. Therefore, to remain in compliance with Maryland law, reports cannot be purchased online at this time.

Reminder: To better serve you, please have your report number availible when you arrive or call.

To obtain a collision (accident) report:

  1. 1.Your local Montgomery County Police District Station provides collision reports 24-hours daily.  However, it takes approximately 3-5 days after the accident to process the report. Please call your district station ahead of time to make sure the report is ready.  Each report is $10.00.  District Stations  accepts cash, check, Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover).and money order.​

  2. At Police Headquarters Information Management and Technology Division(100 Edison Park Drive, Gaithersburg) also provides collision reports Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm. Please call Headquarters ahead of time (240-773-5330) to make sure the report is ready.  Headquarters accepts cash, check, Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover)and money order.  

To obtain all other reports (burglary, theft, etc.):

  1. Police Headquarters, Information Management and Technology Division:

    Police Headquarters (100 Edison Park Drive, Gaithersburg) provides reports Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm.  Please call Headquarters ahead of time (240-773-5330) to make sure the report is ready.  Reports are $10.00. Headquarters accepts cash, check, Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover).and money order.

  2. By Mail:

    Send the request form along with a self-addressed stamped envelope and a check or money order for $10 (made payable to: Montgomery County Government, Maryland).  If mailing the request, mail to “Montgomery County Police Headquarters, IMTD” at 100 Edison Park Drive, Gaithersburg, MD    ​         NOTE: YOU MUST INCLUDE A COPY OF YOUR PHOTO ID.

 

 

Montgomery County Department of Police · Marcus Jones, Acting Chief
Public Safety Headquarters
100 Edison Park Drive · Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Non-emergency: 301.279.8000

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