|Frequently Asked Questions
How do I request a Police Report?
You may request a copy in person at the front counter of the police department or via mail. Mail to: Fairfield Police Department Records, 1000 Webster St. Fairfield, CA 94533. Include with your request a $5 deposit, your name, the case number, your involvement or the involvement of the person you are representing, your address and a daytime phone number.
How long does it take to get a report?
GC6254 states we have 10 days from the date of request to supply a subject with a copy of a police report. The 10 days begins when we get their request and deposit
How much does a report copy cost?
Copies of police reports are $5 per 10 pages, per report. A 20-page report would cost $10. We require a $5 deposit on all requests.
How much will it cost to get my car released?
If your vehicle was towed because it was abandoned or the driver was arrested the current fee is $135. If your vehicle was towed because the driver was intoxicated the vehicle release fee is $249. If the vehicle was towed because the driver was unlicensed or had their driving privileges suspended or revoked, the vehicle may be subject to a 30-day hold and the applicable fee of $249.
NOTE: All vehicle releases fees are cash only and exact change may be required.
My vehicle has been towed, how do I get it released?
You may come to the police department lobby at 1000 Webster Street, Monday through Thrusday, between 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Vehicles are only released to the registered owner on file according to the California Department of Motor Vehicles. You will need a valid California Driver's license, the vehicle registration information, and any applicable fees to obtain the vehicle release.
If you do not have a valid drivers license, you must bring a government issued photo identification and a valid driver.
If your vehicle was stolen and recovered by the Fairfield Police Department, you will need the above documents and there is no fee.
What are the lobby hours for the police department?
Our lobby is open from 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The lobby is closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday and all city-observed holidays.
What if my vehicle has a hold on it?
If your vehicle is on a 30-day hold and you wish to schedule a release hearing, you may come to the Police Department Lobby and complete a Hearing Impound Form, which will be reviewed by a hearing officer.