POLICE DEPARTMENT - Public Record Requests
To request public records from the Police Department download and complete the form below. Requests will be submitted to the Records Supervisor. You will receive an initial response to your request within five (5) business days.
Fees are set by City Ordinance and often include:
Copies: $0.15 per page
Copies of color photos: $.25 per page
Copies of CDs $1.00 each / DVDs: $1.00 each
If the total charge is less than $5.00, no fee is charged or collected.
POLICE DEPARTMENT - Public Records Request Form
For more information, or assistance contact: Ed Schilke, Records Supervisor / Police Dept. Public Records Officer
Port Angeles Police Department
A vehicle accident report must be completed if the damage to at least one vehicle exceeds $750 damage. If an officer was called to the scene of an accident, you do not need to complete a citizen's report form.
If the accident was a result of a hit and run, you should contact the communications center and speak with an officer. If an officer was not called to the scene of an accident and there was over $750 damage, you and any other drivers should complete a report form to be mailed to the Washington State Patrol.
You may pick up a report form in the Police Department lobby during business hours or from the bin located on the wall outside the door of the police department. For further information regarding vehicle accident reports, you may contact the Records Division at 417-4915.
Concealed pistol licenses (CPL) are issued by the Port Angeles Police Department for city residents only. Anyone living outside the city limits, but within Clallam County, must contact the Clallam County Sheriff's Office.
Complete the entire application form and have a background check that includes fingerprinting. New applications are $52.50.
Renew up to 90 days prior to the printed expiration date and the cost is $32. Late renewals, up to 90 days after the printed expiration date, are $42. Renew beyond 90 days after expiration and the fee is same as a new application. Permits can be laminated for $2.
Applications are accepted Monday through Friday, during the hours of 9 am through 3 pm. Generally, qualified applicants will receive their CPL within two weeks, however the law provides for up to a 30-day delay. Delays are often beyond the Department's control so allow sufficient time for processing.
Firearm Permits (see above for Concealed Weapon Permit). Firearms Dealer licenses are issued by the Port Angeles Police Department for Firearms Dealers within the City Limits of Port Angeles for a fee of $125 per year. A dealer must have a valid Federal Firearms Dealer License to be eligible.
Background checks are available through the Records Division for Port Angeles Police Department criminal history information only. A name and date of birth for the person you are inquiring about is required. The cost is $5 and you must come to the Police Department Records Division to obtain this information. You may also be interested in using the Washington Access to Criminal History, also known as the WATCH program, located here.
Who May Request CHRI?
Certified criminal justice agencies may request and receive unrestricted CHRI from the Identification and Criminal History Section for criminal justice purposes. The public may request and receive CHRI for non-criminal justice purposes, but it is limited to conviction information only.
Conviction CHRI is defined in the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 10.97.030, and it relates to an incident that has led to a conviction or other disposition adverse to the subject. In addition to the conviction CHRI, non-criminal justice requestors (the public) may receive a record showing pending arrest offenses under one year old without disposition, and if the subject is a registered sex offender or kidnapper.
Port Angeles Police can only disseminate Port Angeles Police Criminal History. To obtain Washington State criminal history information, contact the Washington State Patrol in Olympia. To get criminal history for the United States contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Records division of the Port Angeles Police Department can provide you with addresses and information to contact the state and FBI.
Contact the Police Department Records Division for questions regarding parking violations at 360-417-4915 Monday through Friday between 8 am and 5 pm or in person in the Police Lobby between 9 am and 3 pm Monday through Friday.
Payments can be mailed or dropped in the drop box. All parking violations must be paid within 15 days or a $25 penalty is added. After 30 days all violations are referred to Peninsula Collections Services. Peninsula Collections Services may be contacted at 721 E 1st Street, Suite 203, Port Angeles, WA 360-417-0177.