Records & Communications

The Records Department and Evidence Management consists of 6 full-time and 2 part-time employees and a Supervisor. 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:

  • Adoption and immigration letters
  • Citation questions
  • Expungements
  • Lost and found property
  • Report requests
  • Solicitor applications
  • Taxi applications

Police Records & Reports

Copies of police reports are available from the Police Records Section between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday (except on Village-recognized holidays). If you wish to request a copy online please fill out the form under the tab forms and applications. Copies of police accident reports may be obtained through the Police Reports website 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 5 days (21 days, if the request is for a commercial purpose) to respond.

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

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.

For tickets written after April 14, 2020 please click the link below.

Pay Parking Ticket

Police Evidence Custodian

A Police Evidence Custodian 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 Police Evidence Custodian is responsible for keeping an up to date inventory of all items and to ensure that all property not required by the courts is properly destroyed or returned to the owner. If you have lost property, the Police Evidence Custodian can check the inventory to find out if it has been turned in.

For more information, call 847-359-9024.