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Crime Records Bureau: Incident Reports



Texas Government Code 552, also known as the Public Information Act, gives you (requestor) the right to access government records and the sale of copies of such records; however, certain exceptions and fees for these records apply. Refer to the fee schedule below for specific fees. If you have any questions regarding the Public Information Act, visit the Texas Attorney General’s Office website.


Request for Reports

Public Information Request Form [PDF]

Download the Public Information Request Form and complete. Submit completed form by mail to
McAllen Police Department - Crime Records Bureau
PO Box 220
McAllen, TX 78505-0220
or by fax to (956) 681-2081

Requests submitted should include the case number, date of the offense/arrest, address of offense, names of the parties involved, and a brief description of the records being requested. All requests will be answered in writing, along with an invoice indicating any charges incurred. No reports will be faxed. The McAllen Police Department must, within ten (10) days of receiving request, notify requestor whether an exception applies and submit ruling to the Office of the Attorney General.


Services may be paid by cash/check/money order. Make check/money order payable to the City of McAllen. Do not send cash.

Reports Fee Schedule
Report Type Fee
Offense / Incident / Arrest $0.10 per page (other charges apply if more than 50 pages, contact Crime Records at (956) 681-2080)
Photographs $0.75 per photo processed, No enlargement service available
Certified Reports $2.00 per certification plus cost of pages

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