Police Records & Permits

The Records Section is the central repository for all Norman Police Department reports and related records. A critical function of the department, the Records Section operates seven days a week to fulfill the production and release of necessary incident and collision reports. 

Permits and variance requests are also administered through the Records Section.

The Records Section is located at 201 W. Gray Street - Building B and is open to the public from 7AM to 7PM daily, except certain holidays. 

Call 405-366-5292 to speak with the Norman Police Department Records Section. 

 

Records

Request a Police Report

Police reports and records can be requested online, by mail, email, fax, or in-person at the Norman Police Department. 

Request a Police Record

Download a Request for Police Record Form

Most requests received will be processed within 48 hours of the receipt of request and payment. Video redaction, audio and photo processing time will vary. 

Contact the Norman Police Department Records Section at 405-366-5292 or by email at [email protected] for any additional questions or information. 

Request a Collision Report

Collision reports can be requested online, by mail, email, fax, or in-person at the Norman Police Department. 

Request for Collision Report

Download a Request for Collision Report Form

Most requests received will be processed within 48 hours of the receipt of request and payment. Video redaction, audio and photo processing time will vary. 

Contact the Norman Police Department Records Section at 405-366-5292 or by email at [email protected] for any additional questions or information. 

Fees

Copies of Incident or Collision Reports 

  • Uninvolved Party; Non-Certified: $0.25 per page
  • Uninvolved Party; Certified: $1 per page
  • Involved Party: No Charge

Copies of Audio Recordings: $30 per incident

Copies of Video: $30 per video (Deposit Required with Request)

Norman Police Department or Individual Records Check (MNI): $5 per name

  • Military Recruiter: No Charge
  • Persons Requesting Their Own Record: No Charge

All Other Public Information Reports: $0.25 per page

  • News Media: No Charge

Search Fee for Non-Automated Archived Files: $7 per half hour

Research Fee for Customized Crime Analysis: $15 per half hour

Mail, Fax or Email Fee: $3 per report

Impound Vehicle Release: $20 per vehicle 

Fees may also be waived based on circumstances specified in 51 O.S.24A.5.3b

Permits

Alarm Permit

All Norman residents who have a residential or commercial alarm system are required to maintain an Alarm Permit through the Norman Police Department. 

Alarm Permits are valid July 1 through June 30. The fee for a new alarm registration is $25 and the annual renewal fee is $10. 

To apply for an Alarm Permit or renew your current Alarm Permit, complete the registration and renewal form. Completed forms can be mailed to:

City of Norman - Alarm Permit

P.O. Box 5599

Norman, OK 73070

Payment can be made by check via mail. Payment will also be accepted in-person by cash, check, or credit card at the Norman Police Department Records Section. 

Noise Variance Permit

Are you seeking a Noise Variance Permit for your upcoming event or activity?

To request a permit, complete the Noise Variance Permit Form and submit it in-person at the Norman Police Department Records Section. 

The application fee for a Noise Variance Permit is $25. Payment (cash, check, or credit card) is accepted in-person at the Norman Police Department Records Section. 

Important reminders about Noise Variance Permits:

  • Applications for Noise Variance Permits must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the scheduled date of the event or activity. 
  • No more than seven Noise Variance Permits will be approved at the same premises or location per calendar year.

  • No variance for entertainment or recreational purposes shall be permitted earlier than 7:00 am or later than 11:00 pm Sunday through Thursday and 12:00 am (midnight) on Friday and Saturday.

  • A full list of conditions and guidelines are available on the Noise Variance Permit Form

Parade Permit

A Parade Permit is required for all parades hosted in Norman.

To request a permit, complete the Parade Permit Form and submit it in-person at the Norman Police Department Records Section. 

The application fee for a Parade Permit is $25. Payment (cash, check, or credit card) is accepted in-person at the Norman Police Department Records Section. 

An application for a Parade Permit must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the proposed event.

A full list of conditions and guidelines are available on the Parade Permit Form

Parking Variance Permit

Are you in need of a special use permit relating to parking? 

To request a Parking Variance Permit, complete the Parking Variance Permit Form and submit it in-person at the Norman Police Department Records Section. 

The fee for a Parking Variance Permit for one to three spaces is $25 per week. The fee for each additional one to three spaces will be $15 per week. Payment (cash, check, or credit card) is accepted in-person at the Norman Police Department Records Section. 

A full list of conditions and guidelines are available on the Parking Variance Permit Form

Street Closure Permit

Are you seeking a permit to close a portion or all of a roadway? Complete a Street Closure Permit Form. 

A completed Street Closure Permit Form can be submitted in-person at the Norman Police Department Records Section. The fee for a Street Closure Permit is $25.

An application for a Street Closure Permit must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the proposed event.

A full list of guidelines, assurances and required documents are available on the Street Closure Permit Form

Taxi Permit

All public transportation ride service providers operating in Norman are required to obtain a Taxi Permit. 

To obtain a Taxi Permit, complete the form and submit it in-person at the Norman Police Department Records Section. The fee for a Taxi Permit is $35. 

Additional information and guidelines are included on the Taxi Permit Form

Permit Fees

Alarm Permit Fee:

  • New Alarm Registration: $25
  • Alarm Permit Renewal: $10

Noise Variance Permit Application Fee: $25 per location 

Parade Permit Application Fee: $25 per event

Parking Variance Application Fee: 

  • One to Three Spaces: $25 per week.
  • Each Additional One to Three Spaces: $15 per week.

Street Closure Permit Application Fee: $25 per location 

Taxi Permit Application: $35 per approved application 

 

Citizen Ride-Along Program

About the Citizen Ride-Along Program

The Norman Police Department Citizen Ride-Along Program allows members of the public to ride-along with members of the department to observe and experience first-hand the various functions of the Department. During a ride-along, the citizen will ride as a passenger with an officer on patrol or observe the work day of members engaged in other functions of the department, such as the Communications Division. 

Ride-alongs are available to Norman residents and business owners, students currently enrolled in classes in Norman and those employed within the City of Norman on most days of the week from 10AM to 11PM. Exceptions to this schedule may be made as approved by the Chief of Police or the Watch Commander. 

For questions or additional information on the Citizen Ride-Along Program, call 405-366-5292 or email [email protected] 

The Citizen Ride-Along Program is currently suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions and our ongoing Police Training Officer (PTO) program.

How to Request to do a Citizen Ride-Along?

To request to do a ride-along, the applicant must come to the Norman Police Department, 201 W. Gray Street - Building B, to complete and sign a ride-along waiver form. The applicant must also present a valid state-issued identification card or driver license number, birthdate, address, and telephone number. The application must be completed at least five business days prior to the requested ride-along date and time. If an applicant's request is denied, a representative of the department will advise the applicant of the reasoning for the denial. 

An applicant can be disqualified for any of the following reasons:

  • Age: One must be at least 18 years of age to participate
  • Prior Criminal History
  • Pending Criminal Action
  • Pending Lawsuit against the Norman Police Department or City of Norman

Approved applicants are only allowed to ride-along once every six months. 

For questions or additional information on the Citizen Ride-Along Program, call 405-366-5292 or email [email protected] 

Citizen Ride-Along Program Guidelines

The following Citizen Ride-Along Program Rules will apply to all who are approved for a ride-along:

  • Ride-along passengers must wear business or business casual attire. No shorts, jeans, tank tops, and sandals are permitted. Attire must be free of any offensive language or symbols. 
  • Ride-along passengers must conduct themselves in a civil and professional manner and refrain from language or engage in acts that are offensive in nature. 
  • Ride-along passengers are under the direct control of the police officer and shall not interfere with officers while performing their duties. 
  • Ride-along passengers are authorized to observe only. 
  • Ride-along passengers may not accompany an officer into a private residence without the permission of the property owner or authorized representative, unless their presence is required to assist the officer. 
  • Passengers are not permitted to carry firearms while participating in a ride-along. 
  • Ride-along passengers are not permitted to carry or use any cameras, video or audio recording devices while participating in a ride-along. 

For questions or additional information on the Citizen Ride-Along Program, call 405-366-5292 or email [email protected]