The following reports are available
Accident: A collision
involving one or more vehicles. To obtain a copy of an
accident report, you may request it through the mail or in
person at our office located at 321 W. Panola St. You must
provide a name of a person involved in the accident, the
location of the accident or the date of the accident.
Because of changes in the way Carthage Police Department
reports accidents to TXDOT, all accident reports will require 5
business days to process and be made available for sale to the
There is a $6.00 fee for the accident report if
requested through the mail or if picked up in person. Call (903)
for further assistance.
Offense: An offense is
considered any of the following: Breaking into a vehicle,
burglary, identity theft, lost property, assault, auto theft,
missing persons, etc.
To Obtain a copy of an offense report, you may request it
through the mail or in person at our office located at 321 W.
Panola St. You will need the name of the person who requested
Police assistance, date of the offense and the location where
the offense occurred. There is a fee of $6.00 per report. We
cannot release information about the offense over the telephone.
Only the first page is available for release.
To obtain a copy of an arrest report, you may request it through
the mail or in person at our office located at 321 West Panola
St. You will need the name of the person arrested, date of
birth, sex, race and the date of the arrest. Some restrictions
do apply to the release of the arrest report. We cannot release
information about the arrest report over the telephone. Only the
first page is available for release.
To obtain specialized information from records being maintained
by this Department, submit a written request. You may file the
request in person or mail it to Open Records Unit, P.O. Box 400,
Carthage, TX 75633 or fax it to (903) 693-2474. Please include
your contact information (name, address, telephone number) and
be as specific as possible for the information you are seeking.
For further assistance, call (903) 693-3866.
Where can I obtain a letter stating
I do not have a criminal record within the City of Carthage?
The Records Section can provide a Clearance Letter from 7:00 am
to 3:00 pm.. You will need identification, such as, a Driver's
How can I obtain a copy of my
Criminal Records may be obtained from the Texas Department of
Public Safety, P.O. Box 4142, Austin, TX 78765. The telephone
number is (512) 424-7252
How much does a report cost?
An Accident report costs $6.00 whether you come in person to our
location or request it by mail.