Open Records


Patrol Division

OPEN RECORDS REQUESTS/INFORMATION

Open records requests can be made at the Sheriff's Office in person between the hours of 8:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday (excluding Holidays), or by telephone request at (715) 421-8715 or by mailing them to:

Wood County Sheriff's Office, Attention: Records

400 Market Street, P.O. Box 8095, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495-8095

Typical requests include accident reports, incident reports, individual contact records, photographs, audiotapes, CD’s and DVD’s. Records can be picked up at the Sheriff’s Office or mailed to the requestor. 


According to State Statute, reproduction fees and expenses are limited to the actual necessary and direct cost of reproduction. As requests for small amounts of reproduced records may require more expense preparing the bills than for reproduction expenses, the following guidelines will be used:

Reproduction expenses are as follows:

Accident Reports:  $0.25  per reproduced page

 

Photographs, normal size:  $1.00 each

 

All records will be charged at the rate of $.25 per reproduced page.

 

- The actual cost to the department of reproducing tapes or other mediums

used for production shall also be paid by the person making the request.

 

- The department may request prepayment of fees if the total exceeds $5.00. 

Reproduced records will be delivered to the requestor either in person or by 

using the US Mail Service. Under normal and usual circumstances, reproduced

records will not be delivered to the requestor by using a fax machine.


If you have any questions regarding Sheriff's Office records, please call (715) 421-8715

Juvenile records, reports concerning pending or on-going cases, cases that have not been disposed of in court (ie.,cases that may require a motion of discovery to the District Attorney's Office), or records of a sensitive nature may not be able to be released in whole or in part.

Accident reports will be released in accordance to the Driver's Privacy Protection Act 18 U.S.C. 2721

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Wisconsin DOT Records
For Driver’s License records or Vehicle Registration records, you must complete a Vehicle/Driver Record Information Request form and mail it to:

Wisconsin DOT
Driver Record Files
P.O. Box 7918
Madison, WI 53707-7918

http://www.doj.state.wi.us/dles/cibmanuals/files/time/html/releaseofmotorvehiclerecords.htm
Wisconsin DOT has a fee schedule for their record checks. If you have any questions you can contact the Wisconsin DOT at (608) 266-2353
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Criminal History Checks

For Criminal History Records, you must complete a Criminal History Record Request form and mail to:

Crime Information Bureau
Record Check Unit
PO Box 2688
Madison, WI 53701-2688

www.doj.state.wi.us/dles/cib/

Wisconsin CIB has a fee schedule for their record checks. If you have any questions you can contact the Wisconsin CIB at (608) 266-5764.