Before You File a Police Report Online


All reports submitted online are subject to public release per Florida Statute §119.

Filing a false police report is a crime.

Before filing a police report online you must verify you meet the criteria listed below:

  • Incident happened in Unincorporated Hillsborough County
  • You are 18 years or older
  • Not an emergency (Call 9-1-1 for emergencies)
  • Not an in-progress crime 
  • Not in immediate danger

After You File a Report

After you complete the police report online you will:

  • See the words "Your online police report has been submitted" showing that your police report is complete.
  • Receive a confirmation email that your report was received.

Filing Process

  • All cases filed online will be reviewed by Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
  • Upon review, if further investigation of  your case is needed, you may be contacted.

Police Report Copies

If you need an official copy of the police report you filed online, please visit our Records Request Center. There is  a 36 hour process time for review and transcription of the police report.

Add Information to a Police Report

If you have already filed a police report, either online or in person with a police officer, you can add additional information such as text, missing or stolen item details, video or picture evidence.

Before Adding More Information to Your Report

Have the following information available before adding more details to your existing police report:

  • Report number
  • Officer name who filed report
    • only if the report was taken by an officer and not filed online
    • if you are unsure of the name enter "Unknown"

Start a Police Report

Not all incidents can be filed online. If your incident is not listed in the category selection list, call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at (813) 247-8200 for non-emergencies. For all emergencies call 911.

En Español

Usted puede presentar un informe policial en línea en Español en la Oficina del Alguacil del Condado de Hillsborough.


Accident Report

Minor traffic collisions.

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Animal Complaint

Excessively barking dogs, unattended or loose animals as a result of irresponsible ownership.

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Check Forgery

Must upload image of the forged check.

Your check has been altered/changed to something that you did not authorize.

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Conservation Violation

Illegal dumping of trash or material onto private property.

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Credit/Debit Card Fraud

Your credit / debit card has been compromised resulting in financial lost.

Must upload supporting documents

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Failure to Return Rental Vehicles / Equipment

For a Rental Car / Truck company that offers vehicles or equipment for rent and the customer has not returned the vehicle or equipment even after the demand letter has been sent.

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Fuel Theft

Theft of fuel from a motor vehicle

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Harassing Phone Call

Unwanted phone calls of annoying, harassing or threatening in nature.

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Identity Theft

Someone has stolen your personal identifying information and used it to obtain credit, goods or services.

Must upload supporting documents

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Immigration Scam

Person/entity that provides immigration services with a scheme to defraud.

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Missing Property

Property that is misplaced or lost.

Not for stolen items.

Lost Firearms can not be taken on-line.

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Online / Phone Scam

A scammer contacts you online or by phone in an attempt to cheat you out of your money over the phone or online.

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Package Theft / Porch Pirate

Your package was taken from where it was delivered.

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Self Check Out Scam

Underpayment by not scanning all items, scanning cheaper item, or cash back scam.

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Shoplifting / Retail Theft

Theft of merchandise for sale in a retail store.

Must have video/photo evidence of the crime.

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Theft from Outside of a Building

An unknown person steals property that was located outside of a building, residence or business.

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Unknown suspects that cause damage to property or graffiti.

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Vehicle Vandalism

Unknown suspects that cause damage to a vehicle or graffiti.

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