The Toledo Police Department Public Records Office processes requests for information under the Ohio Public Records Act.
Requests for records such as 911 audio, police video, photos, policies and procedures, and bulk (three or more) reports may be made through this page. All other crime, incident, and accident reports should be obtained as outlined here.
If an ongoing court case is involved, record requests must go through discovery. Also, internal TPD complaint investigations must be closed before related material may be released. All records are subject to redaction.
For efficiency, you may submit this Public Records Request form. If using the online form, please submit a separate form for each request. To prevent glitches, save/download the form and then open it in Adobe Reader before filling it out. If you need assistance with completing the Public Records Request Form or to request by phone, contact (419) 245-3148.
Send the request by:
● Fax: 419-936-3659:
|● In Person:||Toledo Police Department Records Section|
| ||Safety Building|
|525 N. Erie St.|
|Toledo, OH 43604|
|● U.S. Mail:||Toledo Police Department|
|Public Records Office|
|525 N. Erie St.|
|Toledo, Ohio 43604|
There may be fees associated with your request and prepayment may be necessary. The current fee schedule is below.
Photocopies - $.05 per page for black and white
Photocopies - $.10 per page for colored
CD (audio recording, photo, video) - $1.00
|Click the links below for information on Ohio's Public Records Laws:|
|2019 Ohio Sunshine Laws Manual|
|Ohio Attorney General Sunshine Law website|
|Chapter 149 ORC – Public Records|
|Toledo Police Video Retention Policy|
|Dash Cam (in-car) video and Body-Worn video is retained for a period of time depending on the type of incident recorded:|
|90 Days – Tests, Unclassified Recordings (as of 1/14/21) |
|1 Year – Traffic Stops, Suspect Stops, Transports|
|3 Years – Arrest/Evidence, Pursuits, Interviews|