RECORDS & SERVICES
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Hours of Service: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday
Fingerprint Hours: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Tuesday - Saturday
Location: 444 West Grand Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495
Public Records Notice
Photographs (CD): $10.00
Fingerprints: $25.00 (as of 8/1/2020) or Free*
Incident Report (mailed): $.50 per page + shipping
Incident Report (faxed): $5.00 up to 6 pages + $1 per additional page
Accident Report: $.50 per page (2 car accidents will cost between $2 and $2.50)
Background Check: $3.00*
Department Patch: $5.00 or Free*
Bicycle License: $5.00
* See below for detailed information
Criminal Background Checks
Criminal Background Check service is available through the Wisconsin Rapids Police Department for the general public. The criminal check is for the City of Wisconsin Rapids only. Results of the check will be provided in the form of a letter or computer printout. The letter would list any City of Wisconsin Rapids arrests, traffic citations, and municipal citations. This does not include any arrests where there are pending criminal charges or outstanding warrants. Any questions about the dispositions of citations or warrants should be forwarded to the Wisconsin Rapids Municipal Court (715-421-6212) or Wood County Circuit Court (715-421-8491). You may request to have the letter notarized or certified. We require pre-payment of $3.00 for each name given in the form of a letter or 50 cents per page for computer printout. We need the full name and date of birth to complete your request.
Please Note: Wisconsin State Statute 48.396(1) does not allow us to release any records of children under eighteen (18) years of age prior to January 1, 1996. Any arrests for criminal matters on or after January 1, 1996 for children under seventeen (17) years of age will not be released.
Accident report copies are available at the Police Records Counter Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or can be requested online or through the mail. Please include with your request the date the accident occurred and the name of one of the drivers, along with the pre-paid fee, and a self-addressed postage paid business envelope. Photocopy fee is 50 cents per page. Accident report costs range from $2 to $2.50 per 2-car accident. Additional fees apply when more than 2 cars are involved. You may call the Records Department at 715-421-6210 to obtain correct fee costs or to answer any other questions.
Wisconsin Rapids Police Department incident reports are available through the Wisconsin Rapids Police Department Records Counter. Copy fee is 50 cents per page.
Police reports can be requested online or via the US Mail. Pre-payment is requested, along with a self-addressed stamped #10 envelope. Copy fee is 50 cents per page. Send requests to:
Wisconsin Rapids Police Department
444 West Grand Avenue
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495
Reports can also be faxed. There is a pre-payment fee of $5.00 for the first six pages; each additional page will be faxed at the rate of $1 per page.
*We are able to take debit or credit cards as payment. There will be an additional fee for the use of a debit or credit card.
The Wisconsin Rapids Police Department will provide CD(s) of photographs at a fee of $10.00 per CD. CDs can be requested via the US Mail. Pre-payment is requested. It is advisable to contact the Records Department to determine how many CDs are on file in order to remit the proper fee. Send the fee and your request to the Wisconsin Rapids Police Department, Attention: Records.
Our department will fingerprint individuals free of charge if you live or work with in Wisconsin Rapids city limits, otherwise we charge a $25.00 fee (as of 8/1/2020). We will provide this service as staffing allows and no appointment is necessary. Fingerprinting hours are 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Tuesdays – Saturday. When entering the main doors of City Hall, pick up the red phone which connects you to dispatch and indicate that you need to be fingerprinted and an officer will be called in.
We will trade shoulder patches with other departments if you send us your patch along with pre-paid envelope. If you would like to purchase a patch, send your request along with a pre-paid envelope and $5.00 fee.