It is the policy of the Windham Police Department to make available all records which are defined as public records under applicable law. All requests will be filled/ or rejected with an explanation within five (5) business days of the request.
Accident reports may be obtained via the internet at www.Buycrash.com and are usually available within 48 hours after the crash. The cost for this service is $15.00 payable by credit card.
There is a charge for copies of records which is intended to reimburse the reasonable costs of providing the record. The costs must be prepaid for any requests for records exceeding $100. Otherwise, they must be paid at the time the report is received. The requestor may ask for an estimate of charges before proceeding. Our charges are as follows:
- $ 5.00 for the first page, $1.00 for each additional – Reports
- $10.00 - CD/DVD, per disc – digital info
- $20.00 - Accident / Crash reports (State form 1320)
- $15.00 an hour, after the first hour, for requests requiring extensive preparation.
Advance payment is required for records exceeding $100.00.
Estimate of costs will be provided upon request.
Report requests may be made online or by phone, email or mail. Accepted forms of payment include cash (exact change), check or money order payable to the Windham Police Department. We do not have the ability to accept credit or debit transactions at this time.
- Due to COVID19 concerns until further notice, payment must either be mailed to, or dropped off at, the Windham Police Department 375 Gray Road, Windham ME, 04062. ATTN: RECORDS. Do not mail cash. If payment is dropped at the PD, please use the gray metal box to the left of the lobby doors, this is checked daily.
- Records will be mailed or emailed to the address provided when payment is received.
For further information, call 207-892-1919 use Option1.
All of the above charges assume that the document requested exists. The Windham Police Department, under Maine Revised Statutes Title 1: GENERAL PROVISIONS, Chapter 13: PUBLIC RECORDS AND PROCEEDINGS, Subchapter 1: FREEDOM of ACCESS, Sec 408-A. #6, is not required to create a record that does not exist.