The Records Department is responsible for maintaining all crime and arrest records, traffic accident reports, and all other documents that pertain to the Sheriff's Office in order to provide information to the County Attorney's Office, the court system, other law enforcement agencies, and to the general public.

The public may request reports by contacting the records coordinator or the records assistant at 507-931-1570, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Some records are considered private per the Data Practices Act and can not be made available to the general public. Some records may only be obtained with a signed release. There is a fee for all copies that are requested.

The Records Department is also responsible for issuing Permits to Purchase and Permits to Carry.