Police Records

Police Department Public Records Request Form

Police records are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. by coming to the Police Department. All traffic crashes are $4.00 each, and regular police reports are .10 cents a page. (YOU MUST PROVIDE EXACT CHANGE). You may also receive the report by doing the following:

  • Send us a self addressed stamped envelope.
  • A letter requesting the report.
  • The letter will need to include the date of the crash, at least one name of the involved party, and the location of the crash if known.
  • A check made payable to the Wilmington Police Department for reports.
  • Requests should be mailed to: City of Wilmington Police Department, 69 N. South St., Wilmington, OH  45177

If you need pictures from a police report they are .30 cents a page. You may call our records department and see if pictures are available as well as how many so you can send the correct amount. Our Police Records Office can be reached at 937-382-6528.

Vehicle Impoundment Retrieval Process

If you have a vehicle that has been impounded you will need to do the following to get it out:

  • Obtain a court ordered release
  • Obtain your license plates from the court

Once you have obtained the above listed items you will need to come to our Records Department between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (Closed Holidays) and pay the tow bill and any storage fees ($10.00 a day). If you don’t have a valid license to drive you will need to bring a licensed driver with you. Also, if you don’t have license plates or insurance you will need to have your vehicle towed away from the impound lot.

Yard Sale Permits

Yard sale permits are available through the Department of Public Safety, located in Room 265 on the 2nd floor of the Municipal Building. Yard sale permits are free and are good for 3 days. Please see the following for restrictions on yard sale permits:

  • You may have two permits a year per address and/or per applicant
  • All permits must be displayed (must be visible from the front of your residence)
  • You can only post one sign for a yard sale. The sign must be at the location of the yard sale and can not exceed four (4) square feet (2 feet by 2 feet in size).

Parking Citations

Parking tickets may be paid Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Police Department.

Medication Disposal

The medication disposal box is located by our Dispatch Department on the first floor during building hours.  Please no liquids or needles.

How to obtain salvage titles

Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles has changed its requirements to get salvage titles. The Police Department will only process requests for salvage titles on a vehicle that we requested to be towed. These requests take time and will usually take two weeks to complete. Once completed you will be notified and will have to pay for all cost associated with this.

If you towed a car off a private lot at the request of a private party or have a car that was left on your lot and you’re wanting a salvage title, please visit the BMV’s website and print Form 3774 and follow the instructions.

Any questions please call BMV’s Unclaimed/Abandoned Vehicle Department at 614-728-0649.