Records Unit

*Starting September 11, 2023, the Records Window will be closed. Please call the Records Manager to schedule an appointment*

(603) 610–7446 - Records Manager 

Public Window Location:

Upon entering the main lobby of the Police Department, the Records window is located on your left, just past the seating area and interview room.


Hours of Operation

Monday 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Tuesday 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Wednesday 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Thursday 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Friday 9:00AM - 1:00PM


Resident Pistol/Revolver License

 Application for Resident Pistol/Revolver License (AKA Concealed Carry Permit)

Click the link above and complete the form. Drop it off to the Police Department or mail it to the address listed below:

Records Division Portsmouth Police Department 3 Junkins Avenue Portsmouth NH 03801


Accident/Incident Reports:

Request by Mail or Fax: 

Please fill out the Request of Accident/Incident Report Form and attach a clear photocopy of your valid State or Federal issued picture ID. The ID copy must accompany each request. 


Attn: Records Division
Portsmouth Police Department
3 Junkins Avenue
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Fax: (603) 610-7670

Request in Person:

If possible, it is best to call ahead for the report to be prepared in advance of your arrival (603) 610–7446

The form(s) are also available at the Records window. In certain cases, the report(s) will not be immediately available; however, the Records Manager will process your request as quickly as possible. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.


Fee Schedule: Non-Technical Items

Records Fees

The following fee will not be charged for operators, owners of vehicles, persons with property damaged by accidents or pedestrians hit by vehicles.

Motor Vehicle Accident Reports: $15 Initiation Fee and $0.25 per page 

The following fee will not be charged for persons involved in the incident. 

Incident / Arrest Reports $15 Initiation Fee and $0.25 per page

Photograph Copies

Request Cost
Polaroids $20 Each
35mm and all others $15 plus processing fee
Oversized Diagrams $15 plus processing fee
Special Reports $40 per hour and $0.25 per page
CD Copy $35* Payment and blank CDR must accompany written request
Computer Aided Dispatch Logs $15 Initiation Fee and $0.25 per page
Fingerprint Cards $15 Initiation Fee and $0.25 per page
Local Criminal History NO CHARGE
Videotape Copy $35
Audiotape Copy $40

Note: If any requested materials are sent by facsimile to a requesting party instead of being mailed, there will be an additional charge of $.50 per page.


Technical Reports

Records Fees as of March, 2005

The $500 maximum baseline fee will be charged in its entirety when a person or agency requests the entire police technical report. However, if the requesting party does not want or need the entire report and, instead, only needs a portion of the report (such as photographs, or a scaled diagram and nothing else), the Records Supervisor has the discretion to charge only for the portion of the report requested. For example: 

  • The charge for reproducing technical photographs would be not less than $100.
  • The charge for reproducing a scaled diagram would be not less than $100. 

It should be noted that the fee charged for a technical report not to exceed $500. 

Request for Fee Waiver 

Any individual who requests that a technical police report be released with the fee waived will be instructed to submit the request in writing to the Office of the Chief of Police for his/her consideration. The Chief will decide if the $500 is to be waived or reduced. Any waiver or reduction of the $500 fee shall be made by the Chief on a case-by-case basis and shall in no way establish a precedent of any kind for future requests of a similar nature. 

For all other inquiries, please contact the Records Unit at (603) 610–7446


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