Records & Forms


The Records Unit pours through some 6,000 reports monthly. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, the Records Unit copy and provide citizens with police reports; issue permits to chauffeurs, private investigators, adult entertainers, and solicitors; issue alarm permits; enter investigative reports into the computer system; and compile and submit crime statistics required by the Alabama Criminal Justice Information System.  


Records Requests

To obtain criminal records, background checks, fingerprints, or to apply for an entertainer, taxi cab/limousine driver or solicitor permit, you must:

  • Appear in person at Police Headquarters, 2460 Government Blvd Mobile, AL 36606
  • Present valid state or federal photo identification 
  • Present a social security card
Fee Schedule
Fingerprints (Arrive no later than 4:30 p.m.) $15
Background Check $10
Solicitor Permit $25
Entertainer Permit $100
*Taxi Cab and Limousine Drive Permits $25
Alarm Permit (Residential) $25
Alarm Permit (Commercial) $50

* An additional $18 money order is also required upon meeting with the License Compliance Officer.

Acceptable forms of payment: All major credit cards, cash, money order, cashier's check

Reports Request

Accident reports or incident reports (only requests for burglaries and thefts) may be obtained online or in person. You must have a case number or the exact location of the occurence in order to receive a report. The fee for all reports is $10. All major credit cards, cash, money order and cashier check are accepted. 

To obtain a report via mail, send request along with payment to Mobile Police Department Records 2460 Government Blvd Mobile, AL 36606.

For more information, call the Records Unit at 251.208.1991.