How do I obtain a copy of a police report?

Report requests can be sent via email to 

A request can be made in person at the Law Enforcement Center during regular business hours. Regular business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding legal holidays. 

Requests can also be made in writing via letter or fax to 507-444-0330 at anytime.

Such requests will be processed during regular business hours. Please be advised police reports may not be made available until five business days have passed since the date of the incident. This is to allow for report preparation, transaction, data processing and filing time.

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1. How do I know if I should dial 911 or the police non-emergency number?
2. Where is the police department located?
3. How do I obtain a copy of a police report?
4. Is there a charge for police reports?
5. Where can I get information on concealed weapons permits?
6. How do I find out about predatory offenders living in Owatonna?
7. Do officers have a quota of traffic tickets they have to meet?
8. What do I do if my vehicle is impounded?
9. How can I claim my property?
10. How many police officers does the Owatonna Police Department have?
11. If I have a minor accident, do I have to wait for the police to arrive?