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Central Records

We moved to a new location in April 2021, at the following address.

545 S. Fairground Street
Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 499-3900

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Closed for County Holidays

The Central Records Unit supports the Police Department, the judicial system, other law enforcement agencies, and the public. This support is provided by the maintenance of all report files, records, and documents submitted to the Records Unit for processing, retention, and storage.

The Central Records Unit is responsible for disseminating accident reports and incidents reports to the public and other authorized individuals in accordance with the Open Records Act. This unit also transfers the information from the officer's field reports into a computer retrieval system.

The National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) computer system is maintained and operated by this unit.

We encourage the public to visit our Police Reports page or phone services to obtain copies of accident and/or incident reports in order to avoid delays. Citizens can call 770-499-3900 and choose a menu option. Our website is available 24 hours a day.

Accident Reports

Accident reports are generally available for pick up 3-5 business days after the event. There is a $5.00 charge for all non-involved parties.

Obtain an accident report in person:

Involved parties can go to any precinct or Police Headquarters. Non-involved parties must go to Police Headquarters. A valid form of identification will be requested.

Obtain an accident report by mail:

Mail a request, a copy of a valid form of identification, and a self addressed stamped envelope to:

Cobb County Police Department
Central Records
545 S. Fairground Street
Marietta, GA 30060

Obtain an accident report by email:

Please send an email request to with a copy of valid photo identification.

Obtain an online Accident Report:

  1. Visit Police 2 Citizen
  2. Disable pop-up blocker (if pop-up blocker is enabled).
  3. On the left side of main page, click the Crash Reports link.
  4. If a Disclaimer or other pop-up appears, read it and then click the button to accept or agree.
  5. When the form is displayed, enter the applicable information in the boxes.
  6. Click the Search button at the bottom of the form.
  7. A PDF icon should be displayed. Click it to view and print accident report.

Print the Accident-Incident Request Form.

Download the accident report overlay/key.

Submit an Open Records Request

Incident Reports

Incident reports that are 10 or more pages are 10¢ per page for non-involved parties. To obtain a copy of an incident report:

In person:

Involved parties can go to any of the five Cobb County precincts or Central Records to obtain a copy of most incident reports. Parties not listed as involved on the reports, or parties requesting reports involving juveniles, domestic violence, rape, or stalking must go to Central Records to obtain a copy of the report.

Print the Accident-Incident Request Form.

Via email:

Email the request to Reports involving juveniles, domestic violence, rape, or stalking can only be obtained at Central Records.


Send your request to the address listed above.


Search incident (event) reports on Police 2 Citizen

Vehicle/Impound Release

A release form for an impounded vehicle may be obtained from the precinct from where it was impounded, or from Central Records at Police Headquarters. Proof of ownership and a valid form of identification will be required. Proof of ownership may be a certificate of title, tag receipt, bill of sale, GCIC VIN/tag returns, or other such evidence that specifically describes the vehicle.

If there is a hold on the vehicle, it shall not be released without the permission of the authorizing officer.

A 3rd party who is sent by the owner to pick up a vehicle must have:

  • A valid form of identification; and
  • A signed and notarized letter from the owner specifically naming 1) the individual to pick up the vehicle, and 2) a description of the vehicle, to include the vehicle make, model, color, and VIN (or tag number); and
  • Proof that the signatory owns the vehicle.

Repossession releases will only be available from Central Records. An Affidavit of Repossession (T-16) is required for release.

If you do not know what wrecker service has your vehicle, you can search Precinct and Wrecker Information on this map. Click the location on the map that the incident or accident occurred to obtain wrecker service information.

Background Checks

Georgia Criminal Background Checks

The Criminal background checks are a review of an individual’s history to determine any criminal activity within the State of Georgia. Background checks are $15.00.

In order to obtain a criminal background check, you may appear in person at the Cobb County Police Department Central Records, or send a request form by mail. Please refer to the request form for more instructions. A valid form of identification is required.

Print the criminal history request form and instructions.

National Criminal Background Checks

If you require a national criminal history report you can contact CJIS Customer Service Desk at (304) 625-5590 and they will provide the information on how to obtain the History.