Open Records


Open records requests can be made at the Sheriff’s Office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday (excluding Holidays), or by mailing them to:

Ashland County Sheriff’s Office
Attention: Open Records
220 6th St. E.
Ashland, WI 54806

Requests made by mail should complete the Request for Records form available from this website. Most requests will receive a reply within ten working days.

Requests can also be emailed to

Request Form - (PDF format)

Typical requests include accident reports, incident reports, individual contact records, photographs, audiotapes, CD’s and DVD’s. Records can be picked up at the Sheriff’s Office or mailed to the requestor. Pre-payment is appreciated for each request based on the following fees:

Accident Reports $ .25 per page
Incident Reports $ .25 per page
CD’s & DVD’s $5.00

If you have any questions regarding Sheriff’s Office records, please call 715-685-7640 opt 0

Wisconsin DOT Records

For Driver’s License records or Vehicle Registration records, you must complete a Vehicle/Driver Record Information Request form and mail it to:

Wisconsin DOT
Driver Record Files
P.O. Box 7918 Madison, WI 53707-7918

Wisconsin DOT MV2896 Form

Wisconsin DOT has a fee schedule for their record checks.  If you have any questions you can contact the Wisconsin DOT at (608) 266-2353.

Criminal History Checks

For Criminal History Records, you must complete a Criminal History Record Request form and mail to:

Crime Information
Bureau Record Check Unit
PO Box 2688 Madison, WI 53701-2688

Wisconsin CIB has a fee schedule for their record checks. If you have any questions you can contact the Wisconsin CIB at (608) 266-5764.