Reports & Records Requests

To make a public records request for reports, inmate records, documents, etc., the following options are available:

  • Leon County Sheriff's Office on-line records portal: LCSO Public Records Center
  • US Mail: Leon County Sheriff's Office, Records Management Division, PO Box 727, Tallahassee, FL 32301
  • Leon County Sheriff's Office mobile app: "LCSO Connect". Available in both the Apple Store and Google Play
  • In person: Leon County Sheriff's Office, 2825 Municipal Way, Tallahassee, FL (during regular business hours - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday)
  • Telephone: 850-606-3317 (during regular business hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday)

To request a copy of a Traffic Crash Report, the following options are available

  • In person: Leon County Sheriff's Office,2825 Municipal Way, Tallahassee, FL (during regular business hours - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday). If the crash occurred less than 60 days from the date of the request, you will be required to provide a sworn Crash Report Affidavit in order to receive the report. If you are submitting your request in person, you do not need to have the Affidavit notarized first.
  • Leon County Sheriff's Office on-line records portal: LCSO Public Records Center. If the crash occurred less than 60 days from the date of the request, you will be required to submit a notarized, sworn Crash Report Affidavit along with your request.
  • FL DHSMV's Crash Portal

To request a Local (Leon County only*) Background Check, the following options are available:

  • Leon County Sheriff's Office on-line records portal: LCSO Public Records Center
  • US Mail: Leon County Sheriff's Office, Records Management Division, PO Box 727, Tallahassee, FL 32301
  • In person: Leon County Sheriff's Office, 2825 Municipal Way, Tallahassee, FL (during regular business hours - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday)
  • Telephone: 850-606-3317 (during regular business hours - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday)

All requests for background checks must be paid in advance. Processing will not begin until payment is received.

Fees for background checks are $5 per person requested, paid in advance, and must include a completed Local Criminal Records Check form for each name. Payment can be made by cash, check or money order. Currently, credit and debit card payments are NOT accepted.

Completed background checks can either be picked up from the Sheriff's Office once you are notified they are ready; or they can be mailed back to you, if you provide a self-addressed and stamped envelope or $1 for postage along with your request and payment; or they can be emailed to you, if you provide an email address along with your request and payment.

*IMPORTANT: The results of this background check will only show arrests within Leon County, Florida. To obtain a background check beyond the limits of Leon County, please contact the Florida Department of Law Enforcement at https://www.fdle.state.fl.us/Criminal-History-Records/Florida-Checks or call (850) 410-8161.

Fees:

The Leon County Sheriff's Office may provide records in paper or electronic format depending on the nature and volume of the records requested. Applicable fees may apply. Please see LCSO General Schedule of Charges (2021).

All fees are payable by cash, cashier's check, or check made payable to the Leon County Sheriff's Office. Currently, credit and debit card payments are NOT accepted.

If you have any questions concerning a request for records or documents please do not hesitate to contact us at 850-606-3317 where a member of the Records staff can assist you. 

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