Highlands County Sheriff's Office's Public Records Unit provides local (Highlands County) background checks and copies of accident reports, offense, and CAD incident reports for incidents which occurred in an area of HCSO jurisdiction.
If a report was taken by a law enforcement official from another agency (for example, City of Sebring, City of Avon Park, City of Lake Placid or the Florida Highway Patrol), HCSO will not have the records. You must contact the agency that took the report.
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IMPORTANT: Online requests must be picked up at the HCSO, 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, Florida, open Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Online requests cannot be mailed, but requesting a report online will save you time.
IMPORTANT: If you wish to obtain a traffic accident report within 60 days of the incident, Florida law requires that you complete a Request for Traffic Crash Report Information Form indicating you are entitled to receive it (please review the form to make certain you are eligible). Mail the completed and signed form with your letter of request to the address below. After 60 days, the form is not necessary and anyone may obtain a copy of the report.
Report type and personal information
The following information is required to aid in the search for your report:
Date of Incident
Time of Incident
Location of Incident
Type of Incident
Is it an Offense Report?
Is it an Arrest Report?
Any offense numbers, if available.