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Police Reports

What do I need to obtain a report?

  • A valid ID
  • Payment for the report

A valid ID is any picture ID that is issued by a government agency within the United States, or a foreign passport. For more information on what is considered a valid identification, please refer to the website for the Attorney General of Georgia.

Forms of payment accepted:

  • Cash
  • Money order
  • Business checks
  • Credit cards are only accepted at Central Records

Personal checks are not accepted. Please do not mail cash.

Reports and Services

Official Record Custodians

Police Department
140 N Marietta Pkwy 
Marietta, GA 30060

(Incident and Accident Reports, Alcohol Permits)

Lt. Leo Scherer 
[email protected] 
(770) 499-3900

Accident Reports

Accident reports are generally available for pick up 2-3 business days after the event. There is a $5.00 charge for all non-involved parties.

Obtain an accident report in person:

Involved parties can go to any precinct or Police Headquarters. Non-involved parties must go to Police Headquarters. A valid form of identification will be requested.

Obtain an accident report by mail:

Mail a request, a copy of a valid form of identification, and a self addressed stamped envelope to:

Cobb County Police Department
Central Records
140 N Marietta Parkway
Marietta, Georgia 30060

Obtain an accident report by email:

Please send an email request to [email protected] with a copy of valid photo identification.

Obtain an online Accident Report:

  1. Visit Police 2 Citizen
  2. Disable pop-up blocker (if pop-up blocker is enabled).
  3. On the left side of main page, click the Obtain a Report link.
  4. On the next page, read paragraphs and click “I Agree.”
  5. On the top of the next page, click the Crash Reports link.
  6. Enter the applicable information in the six (6) boxes.
  7. Click Submit.
  8. A PDF icon should be displayed. Click it to view and print accident report.

Print the accident report request form.

Download the accident report overlay/key.

Incident Reports

Incident reports that are 10 or more pages are 10¢ per page for non-involved parties. To obtain a copy of an incident report:

In person:

Involved parties can go to any of the five Cobb County precincts or Central Records to obtain a copy of most incident reports. Parties not listed as involved on the reports, or parties requesting reports involving juveniles, domestic violence, rape, or stalking must go to Central Records to obtain a copy of the report.

Via email:

Email the request to [email protected]. Reports involving juveniles, domestic violence, rape, or stalking can only be obtained at Central Records.

Mail:

Send your request to the address listed above.

Online:

Incident reports are not available online.

Print the incident report request form.

Vehicle/Impound Release

A release form for an impounded vehicle may be obtained from the precinct from where it was impounded, or from Central Records at Police Headquarters. Proof of ownership and a valid form of identification will be required. Proof of ownership may be a certificate of title, tag receipt, bill of sale, GCIC VIN/tag returns, or other such evidence that specifically describes the vehicle.

If there is a hold on the vehicle, it shall not be released without the permission of the authorizing officer.

A 3rd party who is sent by the owner to pick up a vehicle must have:

  • A valid form of identification; and
  • A signed and notarized letter from the owner specifically naming 1) the individual to pick up the vehicle, and 2) a description of the vehicle, to include the vehicle make, model, color, and VIN (or tag number); and
  • Proof that the signatory owns the vehicle.

Repossession releases will only be available from Central Records. An Affidavit of Repossession (T-16) is required for release.

Background Checks

Georgia Criminal Background Checks

The Criminal background checks are a review of an individual’s history to determine any criminal activity within the State of Georgia. Background checks are $15.00.

In order to obtain a criminal background check, you may appear in person at the Cobb County Police Department Central Records, or send a request form by mail. Please refer to the request form for more instructions. A valid form of identification is required.

Print the criminal history request form and instructions.

National Criminal Background Checks

If you require a national criminal history report you can contact CJIS Customer Service Desk at (304) 625-5590 and they will provide the information on how to obtain the History.