The Records Bureau is responsible for customer service to the public and support to agency personnel. The services provided include emergency injunction preparation, electronic fingerprint services, public record requests (in accordance with Florida State Statute 119, Public Record Law), maintenance of all the agency law enforcement report files, and data entry into various records management systems.
The Records Bureau manages the entry and maintenance of all countywide wanted persons, agency-reported missing persons, and agency-reported stolen property items into the Florida and National Criminal Information Center systems within guidelines set by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The bureau also provides centralized storage and retrieval for all incident and traffic crash reports generated by the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office. Additionally, Records Bureau personnel direct all incoming switchboard calls to the proper location, and maintain the Uniform Crime Reporting information for inclusion in state and national crime statistics.
The Records Bureau customer service window is open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Services provided to the public and associated fees are:
- Fingerprinting (Picture ID required)
- Local Criminal History Checks *
- Concealed Weapon Permit Package
- No fee
- Concealed Weapon Permit Fingerprinting (Picture ID required)
- Public Records Requests
- Cost to Produce **
Picture ID is required as some information may be restricted to certain persons. Only cash, money orders, or business checks are accepted; no personal checks or credit/debit cards.
* A Local Arrest History Check (also called a background check) provides a listing of Alachua County arrests. Case disposition information is available through the Alachua County Clerk of the Court.
** Public Records Requests requiring more than 15 minutes to produce, or greater than 20 pages in length have fees associated. The fees are based on the cost to produce the records, based on employee compensation rate(s) for time required, in addition to $0.15 per single-sided page/$0.20 per double-sided page. No fees are assessed for requests requiring less than 15 minutes to complete or fewer than 20 pages in length.