General Information

The Police Department Records Division is staffed by six records technicians, one property and evidence technician, and one senior records technician. The division is managed by the Records Manager and Administrative Captain.

The Records Division is responsible for the processing and management of all Police Department records such as crime and accident reports, warrants, traffic citations, and subpoenas.

The Records Division provides assistance to the public at the front lobby information desk which is open to the public Monday - Friday, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

 Police Reports

In our continuing effort to improve the processing and delivery of traffic accident reports, LexisNexis will be managing and distributing these types of reports for our department via the internet. To obtain a copy of a traffic accident report, please click on the following link LexisNexis.

All other police report copies may be requested by completing a Report Request Form . The cost for a report is $.10 per page. Print out the Report Request Form, fill it out, and return it to the Police Department either in person or by mail:

Gilroy Police Department
 7301 Hanna Street
 Gilroy, CA 95020.

Please do not send cash. The Police Department will respond to your request as quickly as possible.

  Vehicle Releases

If your vehicle has been stored or impounded by the Gilroy Police Department, you must obtain a vehicle release prior to retrieving your vehicle at the tow yard.

 If your vehicle has been impounded the registered owner and legal owner of the vehicle will receive a letter explaining the process to obtain a release for the vehicle.

 Any vehicle release requires proof of valid registration and a valid driver’s license. If the registered owner does not have a valid driver’s license, they must be accompanied by an individual that can show proof of a valid driver’s license. 

You will be required to pay a fee to obtain a vehicle release. The tow company is also permitted to charge a fee for towing services and vehicle storage.
 For more information, please call the Police Department records division at 408-846-0300. Please have your vehicle license number, vehicle identification (VIN), or case number available for quicker service.

 Citation Sign-Offs

Citation sign-off can be obtained at the Gilroy Police Department during business hours.  There is a $56 fee for this service. You must bring the citation and we must be able to review the correction for the sign-off. 


Fingerprinting Services

Gilroy Police Department does not provide fingerprinting services for the public. If you need to have fingerprinting done for employment, volunteer service, or permitting and licenses, you can obtain a list of providers and their fees through the California office of the Attorney General at



If you are interested in a ride-a-long, please come in and fill out a Ride-A-Long Application. After passing a brief records check, you will be scheduled for a ride-a-long with a Gilroy Police Officer. For further information, please call the records division at (408) 846-0300.


Bicycle Licensing

Bicycle licenses can be obtained at the Police Department Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.. You will need to either bring the bicycle or fill out the Bicycle Registration form with the serial number, make, model, number of speeds and size. There is no charge. Please call 408-846-0300 with any question.


Parking Tickets

Parking tickets can be paid over the phone at 1-800-535-2421 or by mail: enclose your check or money order payable to the City of Gilroy, and mail to:

 City of Gilroy
 C/O Parking Citation Service Center
 P.O. Box 11923
 Santa Ana, CA 92711.

To avoid a late fee, payment must be postmarked within 21 days of citation issue date. Please write the citation number on the check or money order. The Gilroy Police Department does not accept payments for parking tickets.