You may reach the Records Division by:
Those seeking public records will be charged a prepayment fee of the actual cost of making the copies, which is permissible by law. Fees are as follows:
Note: For researching of archived reports and/or multiple records requests, an hourly charge may also be imposed.
For those requesting documents to be mailed, the cost will be $0.15 per page and a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.
The Sumter County Sheriff's Office Records Division is responsible for processing and managing a vast number of records and reports for the agency. When deputies submit their daily reports and information, the Records Division performs data entry and case tracking, providing the courts, government agencies and other lawfully permitted parties with the necessary facts and information related to an event. The Records Division also performs records checks on individuals and processes requests for accident and incident reports. Please note that some types of information filed with the Sheriff's Office cannot be accessed while the cases are pending adjudication through the courts.
The Sumter County Sheriff's Office Records Division provides accident or offense reports to any involved party free of charge. Reports can be requested in person, by calling the Records Division at (352) 569-1600 or by mail: Sumter County Sheriff's Office, Attention: Records Division, 7361 Powell Rd, Wildwood, FL 34785.
Forms are available to request a "local" Sumter County Background Check. You may pick up a form at the Sheriff's Office at 7361 Powell Rd, Wildwood, Fl 34785 OR 250 E McCollum Ave, Bushnell, Florida 33513 or contact the Sheriff's Office directly. For information on how to obtain statewide and nationwide criminal history information visit the Florida Division of Law Enforcement Criminal History site.