Welcome to the Lodi Police Department Records Division area of the website.
Effective July 1st 2015, Records/Central Services Division will no longer accept cash payments for services. (i.e. accident reports, OPRA requests, gun permits etc.)
Acceptable forms of payment are check or money order.
In this area you will be able to find useful information concerning the following by scrolling down this page:
- Hours of Operation
- Request for Fingerprints
- Request for Police Reports
- Gun Permit Applications and Information
- Good Conduct Letters
- Attorney/Defendant Request for Discovery
- Residential & Business Alarm information and permits – NEW
Records Division – Hours of Operation
|Monday||9AM TO 4PM|
|Tuesday||9AM TO 4PM|
|Wednesday||9AM TO 4PM|
|Thursday||9AM TO 4PM|
|Friday||9AM TO 4PM|
Starting on our about June 2nd 2014, Records will have late hours until 9 PM on some evenings. Residents/customers will need to call the Records Division in advance to make an appointment to come in after hours and check that the division will be staffed that evening. Regulated hours will be published in the near future.
* Closed on all legal and Borough Holidays
Open Public Records Request
Request for documents under the Open Public Records Act (OPRA) can be made in person through the Lodi Police Department – Records Division by completing an official OPRA request form available at the police station or by following this link to the form.
Lodi Police Department – OPRA-Lodi-Police-Department-OPRA-Request-form
All request will be reviewed by the Division Commander for compliance with the act and processed in a timely fashion according to the law.
Request for Fingerprints
All appointments for fingerprints are done by appointment only by calling 973-473-7600 Ext 120. Fingerprints are done between the hours of 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM to 3:30 M. Please contact the above number for fees regarding fingerprinting.
Effective 05-01-2008: The Lodi Police Department has been notified by the New Jersey State Police that we no longer will be able to fingerprint persons for reasons other than criminal arrests and handgun permit applications.
If you are looking to be fingerprinted for anything other than gun permit applications, you must visit the New Jersey State Police web site at at www.njsp.org and look for the link for the appropriate forms pertaining to fingerprinting for such reasons as good conduct, immigration, Visa, expungement, etc. Once you find the appropiate form you must than contact the New Jersey State Police contracted vendor, Sagem Morpho at 877-503-5981 or visit their web site at www.bioapplicant.com/nj.
Request for Police Reports
Police accident reports (NJTR1) are available for pickup at the Lodi Police Department during the normal hours of operation as listed above. The fee for police accident reports is $1.00 for two (2) copies of such reports in person.
Accident reports are also available online at PoliceReports.us approx. 3 to 5 business days after your accident has been reported for a fee of $5.00 and is payable by credit card.
Accident reports are available by mail by sending a self addressed stamped envelope to the police department at the following address along with a check for $5.00 made payable to the Lodi Police Department:
Lodi Police Department
ATTN: Records Division / Accident Reports
1 Memorial Drive
Lodi, NJ 07644
* Fax reports ARE NOT available from the Records Division.
Gun Permit Applications
Applications for Firearms Identification Cards (FPC), Handgun Purchaser Permits, Changes of Address, Permits to Carry Firearms, are only available in person at the Records Division. ONce you receive an application from the Commanding Officer or his designee, you will be explained in person the process, fees and estimated time frame in order to process your application for any of the above listed applications concerning firearms or FPC’s. During this time you will also be scheduled for mandatory fingerprinting in order to process such applications.
Information concerning these applications is available prior to receiving the application(s) through the New Jersey State Police web site at http://www.njsp.org
Good Conduct Letters
“Good Conduct Letters” are commonly needed for immigration purposes, Visa’s etc. The Lodi Police Department is only permitted to perform computer checks for conduct and criminal records which may have occurred in the Borough of Lodi from the year 1994 to Present. If you need a full criminal history check prior to 1994 you must follow the procedures outlined at the New Jersey State Police web site at http://www.njsp.org and look for the appropriate forms concerning “Good Conduct”
IN order for any checks to be made for the Borough of Lodi, they must be done in person at the police station and you must provide valid government identification with a photo showing a current address within the Borough of Lodi.
Request for Discovery
All request for discovery by attorneys representing clients must be made in writing, specifying what is requested of the department for compliance with the request and must be made on official letterhead from the firm or individual requesting such documents.
Defendant request for discovery must also be in writing and made in the same fashion as above.
All fees regarding discovery request are governed by ordinance and are on a sliding scale based on total documents requested, media reproduction cost, time required for request, etc. Fees for specific request are available by contacting the Records Division at 973-473-7600 Ext 8120.
Residential & Business Alarm info and permits
The Borough of Lodi enacted an ordinance on March 9, 2009, which covers security alarms installed in residences and businesses. This Ordinance has some stipulations with regard to obtaining permits for alarm systems and the renewal of these permits on a yearly basis. The failure for someone who does not register their alarm or renew their permit with the Lodi Police Department will be subject to a fine of up to $50.00 as stated in the Ordinance.