Records Unit

The Records Unit is responsible for: 

  • Data entry
  • Disseminating copies to appropriate persons
  • Obtaining statistical information
  • Tracking and processing all police reports
  • Live Scan Fingerprinting
  • Background Checks
  • Subpoenas

Obtain a Copy of an Incident Report by Mail 

View detailed information on how to get a copy of a police report in english or how to get a copy of a police report in spanish 

Obtain a Copy of a Traffic Report On-Line 

To better serve our citizens and their insurance carriers, The Fontana Police Department has partnered with LexisNexis and most of our traffic accident reports are now available for purchase online. 

Traffic Collision Reports may be released to authorized persons such as victims, representative(s) of the victim, or individuals as provided in Section 20012 of the California Vehicle Code, by requesting the report online. 

The following information will be required to proceed:

  • Report Number
  • Last Name
  • Date of Incident
  • Location Street 

Important:  Please allow a minimum of seven days from the date of the collision before attempting to purchase your report online.  Also, note that some reports that require an investigation by our Traffic Bureau may be delayed and/or not available online. If you have any questions, please contact the Records Bureau at (909) 356-7103.


Live Scan Fingerprinting

View Information on Live Scan Fingerprinting

Personal Background Check 

A Personal Background Check is a search of City of Fontana records only.  For State of California clearance, contact the Department of Justice.

To receive a Personal Background Check by mail:

  • Complete the Personal Background Check Request Form
  • Place the following items into an envelope:
    • Completed Personal Background Check Request Form
    • A photocopy of your photo identification (Photo ID must be issued by the State or Federal Government)
    • A check or money order made payable to the City of Fontana, in the amount of $23
  • Mail the envelope to:
    Fontana Police Department
    Attn: Records
    17005 Upland Avenue
    Fontana, CA 92335

    ** Due to the high volume of requests, it may take two to three weeks to receive your copy.


We accept civil, criminal and deposition subpoenas for the production of records.  The Custodian of Records must be served in person at 17005 Upland Avenue, Fontana, CA 92335.  A fee of $15.00 must be paid at the time of service. 

Additional Information

For more information,contact the Records Unit at (909) 350-7740 or (909) 356-7103 or by email.