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Police Reports

What do I need to obtain a report?

  • A valid ID
  • Payment for the report

A valid ID is any picture ID that is issued by a government agency within the United States, or a foreign passport. For more information on what is considered a valid identification, please refer to the website for the Attorney General of Georgia.

Forms of payment accepted:

  • Cash
  • Money order
  • Business checks
  • Credit cards are only accepted at Central Records

Personal checks are not accepted. Please do not mail cash.

Official Record Custodians

Police Department
545 S. Fairground Street
Marietta, GA 30060

(Incident and Accident Reports, Alcohol Permits)

Sgt. Garito
Cobb County Police Department GovQA
(770) 499-3900

Submit an Open Records Request

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

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.