Allen County
Sheriff's Office
(419) 227-3535

Allen County
Sheriff's Office

(419) 227-3535 • Sheriff Matthew B. Treglia
333 N. Main St. Lima, Ohio 45802

Records Bureau

Incident and Traffic Crash Report Requests

Cash reports can be obtained here:

To obtain copies of traffic crash reports and criminal incident reports please be ready to provide the date and time that the incident or crash occurred, the location, and, if available, the report number.

Requests can be emailed to Once the request is made, a records clerk will locate the requested record then email the report to you at no cost. Reports and records can be picked up in person from the Allen County Sheriff’s Office Records Bureau anytime between 8:00am – 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. A fee for hard copy may apply.

When requesting a complaint report or traffic crash report the following information is requested:

  • Report number if available
  • Date of occurrence
  • Name of person(s) involved
  • Location of occurrence
Fees for Report Requests
  • For a complaint report or traffic crash report picked up in person from the Records Bureau the cost is $0.04 per page.
  • If the report is mailed or faxed the cost is $0.04 per page and postage must be prepaid.
  • Photographs that may accompany the report can be sent via email free of charge or be put on a CD for $10.

Records Request

*Please provide as much information as possible in order to conduct the most complete search


Background Record Checks

The Records Bureau conducts local background record checks for civilians, employers, government, and military. This record will list the number of times that an individual has been arrested and booked into the Allen County Jail. It will NOT give the final disposition of the charge. That information must be obtained from the appropriate court that heard or dismissed the case.

When requesting a criminal arrest record check the following information must be provided:

  • A signed waiver from the subject of the search (pre-employment screening)
  • Full name (last name, first name middle initial)
  • Date of birth
  • Social security number

Only computerized arrest records from 1986 are available. The disposition of any arrest must be found from the court that heard the case if charges were filed.