Procedures and Fees are listed below for accessing crime reports, collision/accident reports, background checks, open records, and fingerprinting.
Need help? Contact Central Records at (859) 258-3568, Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM.
Crime Reports (Complaint/Offense/Victim)
ONLINE (i.e. victim, personal use, insurance claim): Individuals will need the Case Number, Report Date, Last name, and Date of Birth of the Victim. Access your crime report >>. Note: A report that references mulitiple victims will not be available online.
WALK-IN / PICKUP REPORT - Central Records is located at Police Headquarters in the Lobby. Reports on open cases for crime, violations, incidents, etc. may be received 5 days after a report is taken. Please bring with you: Local Code # (if provided by the police officer), Name of the Complainant, Date of Offense, Complainant's Name and Address, and information about the type of offense (such as what was stolen, where it was stolen from). There is a fee of $.10 per page for the report. Call Central Records, 258-3568 if you have additional questions about the availability of a report.
BY MAIL - Request a report to be sent to you by mail. Provide "walk-in" information above; include the fee of $.10 per page of report and a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Mail the request to: Lexington Police Department, Central Records, 150 E. Main St., Lexington, KY 40507
Collision/Accident Reports (Vehicles)
TRAFFIC COLLISION REPORTS (Vehicle accidents): You need the report case number given to you at the time your report was taken (if available), the report date and last name of the owner/driver of the vehicle. Access your collision report >>.
WALK-IN / PICKUP or BY MAIL - May be received 5 days after a report is taken. Please provide the following: Local Code #, Name of Driver/Owner, Location of Collision, Date of Collision. There is a fee of $5 per report. When requesting by mail, include the fee of $5.00 for the report and a self-addressed, stamped envelope. The request should be mailed to: Lexington Police Department, Central Records, 150 E. Main St., Lexington, KY 40507.
Background - Record Checks (Criminal History)
The department does not provide background record checks. Contact the Administrative Office of the Courts in Frankfort, KY either by mail or in person to request a record check. Requests by mail must include: Name, Date of Birth, Social Security Number, Self-addressed, postage paid envelope, and Check or money order payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer.
Requests should be mailed to: AOC Pre-trial Records, 1001 Vandalay, Frankfort, KY 40601. An individual may request in person by going directly to the AOC office. This office has a drive thru window which is open M-F, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are fees for Criminal History checks. Please call 1-800-928-2350 to inquire for costs.
Open Records Requests
Open record requests must be sent in writing by mail, fax or hand delivered to:
Lexington Police Department
c/o Open Records and Archives
150 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507
Phone: (859) 258-3675 or 258-3652 Fax: (859) 425-2270
Note: You should not address your request to a specific individual, since mail addressed to an individual will not be opened while that person is out of the office.
The cost for fingerprinting is $10 for each card.
Fingerprinting Hours: Tuesday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.