How to Request a Record
Public records requests may be submitted online. Online requests are received, tracked, and fulfilled electronically. Your request will be processed on a first come first served basis. As a requestor, you can communicate directly with the technician handling your request and receive updates via email.
The Public Records Unit ONLINE PORTAL is the place to submit ALL of your requests for records maintained by the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office including, but not limited to:
- Incident reports
- Address Searches
- Accident reports
- Local Records Checks
Florida Statute requires you complete a Sworn Crash Affidavit to verify you are eligible to obtain a copy of the report. If you are looking to obtain a crash report, please complete and submit this form along with your portal request. In addition, please note, accident reports may be obtained online via www.FloridaCrashPortal.gov.
Local Records Checks
Local records checks (St. Johns County information only) are sometimes required for employment, housing, adoption, immigration, and other personal reasons. Local records checks may be requested via the Public Records Online Portal.
Local records checks performed by the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office are NOT a complete criminal history check. They are a local search of the records submitted to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office by law enforcement agencies within St. Johns County, Florida. They are limited to arrest records only and do not include involvement which did not result in an arrest. THIS SEARCH WILL NOT INCLUDE ANY INFORMATION OCCURING OUTSIDE ST. JOHNS COUNTY, FL.
To obtain a statewide records check, contact the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
PUBLIC RECORDS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
How long will it take to obtain my request? Response times will vary based on how specific your search details are for the Records personnel. Providing names of involved individuals, dates, times and locations can significantly reduce searching and response times.
Is there a fee for obtaining public records? There are sometimes fees associated with records requests. Fees are based on Florida Statute and correspond with the type of record requested and the amount of time it takes to fulfill your request. Estimates will be given prior to any work being done on requests that require significant payment.
How do I pay for my public records? We accept payment via our “Square” account. You can either come to one of our locations and pay in person or pay online by clicking here.
How do I request to Seal or Expunge my record? You can contact FDLE directly in order to begin the seal/expunge process.
What redactions and exemptions are Records personnel looking for? Various types of records are considered exempt and/or confidential and therefore, not available through a public records request. Specific statutory exemptions are contained throughout Florida Statutes. Specifically, Florida Statute 119 outlines which records are exempt from inspection or copying and contains some commonly cited exemptions which include active criminal intelligence information, active criminal investigative information, and security system plans. To view these exemptions, please visit www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes.
Must my request be submitted via the portal? No. If for some reason you are unable to use the above online portal, you may submit a request via one of the following options:
- Calling 904.810.6610 to speak with Records Personnel – Monday through Friday – 8am to 5pm – Excluding holidays
- In person at one of our offices:
- Central – 4015 Lewis Speedway, St. Augustine, FL 32084
- Northwest Field Office – 724 Flora Branch Blvd, St. Johns, FL 32259
- Northeast Field Office – 1108 A1A North Unit 105, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
- South Regional Operations Center – 3370 US 1 South, St. Augustine, FL 32086
- Via mail:
St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office
4015 Lewis Speedway
St. Augustine, FL 32084