(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
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
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
|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|
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.
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