Public Records

When requesting a record (i.e. traffic accident reports, traffic citations, ordinance tickets, and/or incident reports) from the Hobart-Lawrence Police Department, your request must include enough information for us to be able to locate the record. 

 

You can use this form to assist us in gathering the necessary information.  

You may obtain information and access to, make requests for, or obtain copies of records during normal Village business hours:

                           7:30 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays.

 

You may request in person or by mail at: 
 

                           2990 S. Pine Tree Road

                           Hobart, WI 54155

 

Under 18 U.S.C. § 2721(C), the following information about a person is NOT available to the public:

  • Name

  • Address

  • Date of Birth

  • DMV Photograph

  • Social Security Number

  • Telephone Number

  • Medical or Disability Information

  • Driver's License Numbers and Physical Descriptors

  • Vehicle Registration Plate Numbers and Related Information

  • Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN)

All requests for information will be processed in accordance with Federal, the State of Wisconsin Open Records Law, and WI State statute 19.31-19.39.

A fee may be charged for records, and the fee is determined based on the type of record, mailing costs and other fees required by state statutes. 

We seek your patience in responding to your request(s).  Given the nature of the Federal Law, we must examine each page of each report and redact (block out) ten (10) different data elements, wherever they are found.  This is a laborious and time consuming process, in addition to our regular public service duties.  Nevertheless, the Hobart-Lawrence Police Department will make every effort to process requests for records within ten (10) business days of receiving the request. 

Accident Reports - A copy of an accident report can be found here.

  • This is the WI DOT’s website and only provides reportable crash reports

  • You will need one of the following to search for the report

    • WIDOT Document number

    • Date and Wisconsin Driver’s License number