Records/ID Bureau Print

Hours-8:00am to 4:00pm
(All Copies $.10/Page)




Incident and Accident reports are processed by Records Support Staff. Incident reports are generated from various divisions of the Summit County Sheriff’s office. Incident and Accident reports are public record and can be requested by phone, by mail, or in person. If you are going to do a mail in request we ask that you complete the request form and mail $1.50 check or money order payable to SUMMIT COUNTY SHERIFF and it will be processed and mailed back to you. If  picking up a report in person we ask that you call before you come in to the department to make sure the report is available. You may also click on the link below to obtain a copy of an accident report electronically . Nominal fees do apply.

    Accident reports are NOW available online in downloadable form.crashdocs



    Information required to search for a report  

    - Last Name, Report Number, Date of Loss are required fields to search for reports 
    -$1.00 fee applies 
Note:  Not all police records are considered a public record.  Due to the sensitive nature of some of the information included in police reports, the Summit County Sheriff' Office is required by law to protect that information.  If you can not locate a report, or are unable to access online, you can contact the Summit County Sheriff's Office Records Room at 330-643-2176 or visit us at 205 E. Crosier Street, Akron, Ohio 44311 during normal business hours.



We do not disclose content of the report over the phone.

Copies of Incident & Accident Reports are as follows:
$1.00 per Certified copy
$1.50 Certified copy by mail


(Make sure your return address is on the request)


Photographs Taken at Incident & Accident Scenes are retained in the Records/ID Bureau. Records/ID Bureau Support Staff provide assistance to Departmental Staff and the general public to review Photographs.  The purchase of copies by the general public according to the County Fee Schedule.

Please call (330-643-2176) to find out the cost of the photos.  We must receive the payment before we will process the order.


The Records/Id Bureau provides various fingerprint services that are requested by Law Enforcement, public or private agencies. Applicants to Law Schools, State Liquor Licenses, Explosive Licenses, Securities Licenses, Real Estate Licenses, Salvage Junk Dealers, Auto Salesman and Applicants for Visas to Travel out of the Country, Workers in occupations that involve care, custody, control of children and are required by state law to be fingerprinted for background check for employment. The Records/ID Bureau offers electronic scanning of fingerprint images and ink roll print services to the general public. 

Fee schedules for these services are established by Summit County Council as follows:

Ink Rolled Print on Card (2 cards Max) $10.00  (must provide FBI Card)
Electronic BCI Processing $33.00 
Electronic FBI Processing $33.00

Please call (330)643-2176 to schedule an appointment for fingerprinting.
We do electronic fingerprinting Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.
We do Ink Roll fingerprinting on Tuesdays from 9:30am to 11:00am and on Thursdays from 1:30pm to 3:00pm and by appointment. 


The Records/ID Bureau receives requests by telephone, by mail and in person from the general public and various law enforcement or private agencies to research criminal history files at the Summit County Jail. These requests are from Detective Bureaus and Patrol Division of Law Enforcement agencies also several Federal, State and Local Government Agencies.

The fee schedule for Criminal Records Checks is established by Summit County Council as follows:

Non-Government $10.00
Governmental (non-law enforcement) $2.00
Governmental (law-enforcement) NO FEE

You may also check the Court Jurisdictions in Summit County as follows:
Akron Municipal Court
Barberton Municipal Court
Stow Municipal Court
Summit County Court of Common Pleas


We have had several requests for background checks for post office applicants. We only do background checks if we are your local police agency (Coventry, City of Green,  Twinsburg Twp., Northfield Center Twp.,). If we are not your local police department you must go to jurisdiction in which you live and then to the Summit County Clerk of Courts for a county wide background check. The court does charge a nominal fee for these checks. 























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