In compliance with Wisconsin Statute 19.34, the City of Wausau Police Department hereby established the following procedures as they apply to Public Records in its custody: Records Request Notice

Accident Reports


Accident/Crash reports are available through CARFAX at no charge.  You will need:  Last Name, Crash Report Number, & Date of Crash.   Here is the link   


If you prefer, you can still get a copy of the crash report from the Wausau PD.  They are available by mail, email, fax or in person for the cost of $.25 per page; however if the cost of the report is less than $5.00 we will not charge the fee.


Lastly, you may also obtain the accident/crash report directly from the Department of Transportation (DOT) website:


Incident Reports


Incident Reports are police reports other than accident/traffic crash reports, from traffic warnings to formal investigative reports.  All incident reports are reviewed prior to being released.  The review process includes redacting (blacking out) confidential information.  The requestor will be notified of any redactions or denials.  This process takes time; depending on the requested records, this may take up to two weeks, or in some cases, longer.  

To request an incident report, complete the Records Request form. Please state what report you are looking for by including: incident date, address, parties involved & nature of call.  This form can then be mailed to or dropped off at the police department, faxed to 715-261-7888 , or emailed to

All reports are $.25 per page plus postage; however, if the cost of the report is less than $5.00 we will not charge the fee.  Pictures, body worn camera videos, and squad videos are provided on cds or dvds, and are $5.00 per disc, plus postage.  For larger requests, a deposit toward the fees may be required before we start.

In-House Record Checks

The police department will produce an in-house records check for a fee of $5.00 per person.  The in-house record check will list citations and arrests only, or all Wausau police contacts, your choice.  Print the PDF file link  In-House Record Check  and follow the instructions.  The in-house record check will be emailed back to you.  If you are requesting information on someone other than yourself, you will need to provide a written consent authorizing the Wausau Police Department to release their information to you: Authorization Form.

The state of WI Criminal Information Bureau (CIB) profides a state criminal history check.  The link to their website is:

The FBI’s Identity History Summary check can be found at this website address: