Reports & Fees
Reports are not taken via email; please call the non-emergency number at 256-878-1212 for assistance.
Payment Types Accepted
Acceptable forms of payment for all reports and fees include:
- Cashiers checks
- Credit cards
- Debit cards
- Money orders
Police Incident Offense Report (I/O)
If you are a victim of a crime (burglary, assault, theft of property, domestic violence, etc.), you may obtain a copy of the I/O Report by visiting the police department during normal business hours.
One must show proof of identification and pay a fee of $15 to obtain the report. If the victim intends to pursue criminal charges, the fee is waived and the victim must visit the Municipal Court for further instructions.
If you are involved in a motor vehicle crash in the city limits of Albertville and need a copy of the report, please visit the police department during normal business hours or go online to LexisNexis. *Note that LexisNexis only contains crash reports that happened after August 1, 2020.
Crash Report Fees
The fee is $15 and photo identification is required.
- If the driver is not physically able to request the report in person, they may call the office and inform office personnel of the name of the person who will pick up the report and ensure that they also have photo identification.
- If the driver is from out-of-town, the driver can call the office and the fee can be collected via credit/debit card and the report can be faxed to the insurance company or other interested party.
- If the crash occurred outside the city limits of Albertville, please contact the Alabama Department of Public Safety.
Crash reports may be obtained over the phone, then sent to you through email or fax. (Verification Required)
If you have been arrested and would like to request a copy of the arrest report, you may obtain a copy by visiting the police department during normal business hours. Please note that only the front page of the arrest report is public record. A subpoena is required for the remaining pages of the report.
Arrest Report Fees
One must show proof of identification and pay a fee of $15 to obtain the report.
Local Background Checks
The fee to obtain a background check is $25.
If the purpose of the background check is for employment or rental purposes, the completed form that the potential employer or landlord provides must be completed and submitted along with proof of identification. This can be done on site so please be prepared to wait on the results.
This background check is limited to only those offenses that may have been committed in the City of Albertville. For state background checks, please contact the Alabama Department of Public Safety.
City jail personnel can provide fingerprinting during normal business hours with the exception of Tuesdays.
One must show proof of identification and pay a fee of $25 to obtain the prints.
If you have been incarcerated in the Albertville City Jail and need a photograph for the purpose of obtaining identification, visit the Police Department during normal office hours. A $25 fee is required.
To request a copy of any photographs that may have been taken of a crime or crash scene, please submit a request via email.
A fee of $50 is required before the pictures are collected. The pictures will be burned to a CD and you will be notified when they are ready to pick up.