Public Record Requests

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office makes all reports available per Chapter 119 of the Florida State Statutes.

It is helpful to have the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office case number. If not, you will need to know the location of the incident, the date and time of occurrence or the name of the person who contacted the sheriff's office to file the report.

Records and reports can be obtained in person from the Records Section of the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, first floor of the Criminal Justice Center, 2071 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Hours are Monday through Friday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Requests can also be sent by mail to:
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office
Attention: Records
P.O. Box 4115
Sarasota, Florida 34230-4115

or by email to the Records Custodian

For more information, contact the Records Section at 941.861.4025.

DOCUMENT FEES
single side - 15 cents each
double sided - 20 cents each

PHOTO FEES
3x5 - 10 cents each
4x5 - 10 cents each
5x7 - 15 cents each
8x10 - 35 cents each

911 TAPE FEES
With own CD-R - no charge
Without CD-R - 20 cents each 

Background Check/Criminal History:

  • Sarasota County Only - No Charge
  • State of Florida - $24 (Contact the Florida Department of Law Enforcement)

FDLE Website: http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/cms/Criminal-History-Records/Obtaining-Criminal-History-Information.aspx
FDLE Phone Number: 850.410.8109 

Crash Reports:
If within the first sixty (60) days of occurrence, the requestor MUST provide:

  • photo identification
  • completed Sworn Statement for Traffic Crash Information

 *Section 316.066, Florida Statutes crash reports are exempt from public disclosure for 60 days after the date the report is filed, except for parties involved in the crash and other specific parties outlined in the statute. 

After sixty (60) crash reports may be requested from https://secure.crashdocs.org/fl-sarasotacounty.

SCSO RECORDS SECTION CONTACT INFORMATION:

Records Custodian                                                                                                                          
Erik Yurchak    
941.861.4147

Central Records Manager                         
Robin Landacre
941.861.4025

SSORecordsMgt@scgov.net