Brown County Sheriff’s Office Records are available for public release under Federal and Wisconsin Open Records laws.
The Sheriff’s Office will be transparent in its release of information.
Some types of records may not be able to be released because of such things as the “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act” (HIPAA), “Drivers Privacy and Protection Act” (DPPA), and/or the fact that the incident is still under investigation.
Please follow the below procedures to make your request.
TRAFFIC CRASH / ACCIDENT REPORTS:
The Sheriff’s Office distributes an information sheet at crash/accident scenes to assist in retrieving the crash/accident report. Use the number written on that sheet to obtain a copy of the report. Most reports will be available 3-5 business days after the incident was reported.
You may obtain a copy of the report in one of these ways:
Follow the below link to the Sheriff’s Office website and enter the driver information or the incident number from the sheet provided at the time of the incident. Click Here for Traffic Crashes
If you cannot access the website follow one of the five procedures listed below.
HOW TO CONTACT THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE FOR A RECORD REQUEST.
Call the Sheriff’s Office Records Section at (920) 448-4200 (follow prompts); or
Fax your request to the Sheriff’s Office Records Section (920) 448-4206; or
Come in person to the Sheriff’s Office at 2684 Development Drive, Green Bay WI 54311 to request a report; or
Mail a written request to the Sheriff’s Office Records Section at 2684 Development Drive, Green Bay WI 54311; or
Request the record online using the form at this link. Click Here
If you have an Incident Report number (starts with abbreviated year, 2017 = “17” and then the specific number for the case”1234” EXAMPLE “17-1234”), please include that number with your request. If you do not know the Incident number knowing the date of the crash/incident, the location, the parties’ names, and the nature of the police call will help find the incident. Please provide as many of these items as you can.
The Sheriff's Office does charge for services for the release of records. See the below Fee Schedule for details.