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The Elyria Police Department is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Normal operating hours for the Investigative Bureau and Chief’s Office are Monday through Friday, 8:00am . 4:00pm.

The Record Room has the following normal operating hours:

Monday 7:30am – 4:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am – 4:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am – 4:00pm
Thursday 7:30am – 4:00pm
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Holidays Closed







Copies of Police Reports

Copies of police reports are available free of charge. Reports may be picked up at the Police Department Record Room during normal operating hours.

Copies of reports can be ordered in the following ways

  • In person, during normal operating hours at the Elyria Police Department, 18 West Ave., Elyria Ohio 44035 (See Hours above)
  • By mail at the Elyria Police Records Room 18 West Ave. Elyria Ohio 44035 include your e-mail address and the report will be returned to you via e-mail.
  • By fax at 440.326.1243 include your E-Mail address and the report will be returned to you via E-Mail
  • By e-mail at epdrecords@cityofelyria.org or through the following link Public Records Request. Investigative reports are not permitted to be released.

When making a request for a record/report provide the following information to assist us in locating the report:


Please must allow at least 72 hours after an incident/accident is reported before you can obtain a copy of a police report.

Vehicle Release

If for some reason you had your vehicle towed, you must obtain a vehicle release. This can be picked up at the Record Room. Vehicles can be released 24 hours a day. There will be staff available to process the release even if it is not the records room normal operating hours. You will need to be sure the vehicle is currently registered, have the title with you to prove ownership, a valid driver license / state ID for identification purposes, and two (2) valid drivers with driver’s licenses for ID.

The Elyria Police Department currently is under contract with:

Sugar Ridge inc. Towing and Repair Service
41524 Griswold Rd. Elyria, Ohio.
(440) 723-2615.

Sugar Ridge


Citizen Fingerprinting

The Elyria Police Department no longer provides this service.


Bicycle Licenses

Bicycle licenses are available through the Elyria Police Department Records Division. They maybe contacted at (440).322.1827. Cost is $1.00 “one dollar” per bicycle.


Jail Visitation

The Elyria City Jail has been CLOSED.


Inmate Phone Calls

The Elyria City Jail has been CLOSED.


Record Checks

A citizen requesting a local record check for employment purposes may do so in person at the Records Division of the Police Department. This service is done free of charge.


Traffic Citations

Fines for traffic citations must be paid in the Clerk of Courts Office, located in the Elyria Municipal Court Building, 601 Broad Street or via the Clerk of Elyria Municipal Court’s Office Website www.elyriamunicourt.org. Their business hours are 8:00 a.m. . 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The police department will not accept payment of traffic citations when the Clerk of Elyria Municipal Court’s Office is closed.


Oridinances and Statutes


Codified Ordinances of the City of Elyria

Ohio Revised Code