Records and Communications
The Records Department and Property Management consists of 9 full-time employees and a Supervisor. The hours of operations for the Records Department are 8:00 A.M-6:00 P.M. Monday through Friday (except on Village-recognized holidays). The hours of operation for the Property Management Department are 7:30 A.M.-4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday; property will be released by appointment only. The Records Office facilitates a wide variety of tasks dealing with internal and external customers and communications including but not limited to: Report requests, Citation questions, Expungements, Adoption and Immigration letters, Solicitor Applications, Taxi Applications and Lost and Found property,
Police Records & Reports
Copies of police reports are available from the Police Records Section between 8:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M. Monday and Thursday and 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday (except on Village-recognized holidays). If you wish to to rquest a copy on-line please fill out the form under the tab forms and applications. Copies of police accident reports may be obtained through www.Docview.us.com
with your case number. All FOIA requests are subject to review to ensure compliance with privacy laws. The Police Department, by statute, has up to five (5
) days (21 days, if the request is for a commercial purpose)
In accordance with state statute, a printed list of sex offenders registered within the Police Department's jurisdiction is available for public inspection at the Police Records Section upon display of photo identification. Requests for special information (i.e. crime or arrest statistics within specific geographical areas) will be accommodated if possible.
Parking tickets must be resolved within 60 days of the date of issuance. After 60 days, all unresolved parking tickets are submitted to a private agency for collection. The collection agency is Armor Systems Corporation, (847) 731-2200. All payments, prior to the collection process, may be made in person or mailed to the Village of Palatine. Do not mail cash. The ticket number should be written on your check. If you want to contest the ticket(s), a court date may be requested in person or by calling the Police Records Section.
For more information, call (847) 359-9023.
A Property Manager is assigned to maintain records of all property found and turned over to the police, articles confiscated from crimes, and any evidence which may be collected from crime scenes. The Property Manager is responsible for keeping an up to date inventory of all items and to insure that all property not required by the courts is properly destroyed or returned to the owner. If you have lost property, the Property Manager can check the inventory to find out if it has been turned in.
For more information, call (847) 359-9024.