Records Division


The Records Division is staffed with four full-time employees. This division, under the supervision of Cheryl Black, is primarily responsible for all police department record keeping and associated procedures in the maintenance of criminal, confidential, and other files. Personnel in Records most often perform data entry, prepare documents for court, respond to public records requests, and process crash reports, criminal reports, and officer narratives. All personnel are well versed in laws relevant to their departmental function, specifically the release of public records and retention of these records.

This division also controls and protects all lost or recovered property, evidence, seized or relinquished firearms, and maintains an inventory of Departmental property. Contraband or illegal items are forfeited or destroyed as required by a court order. Property capable of being released and department property replaced or damaged is prepared for auction by Records personnel.

Police Report Requests

Copies of police reports are available upon request. They may be obtained in person, by request through the mail, or by filling out a request online. Requests through the mail should include a self-addressed stamped envelope and must include the name, date, location, and type of incident. To request an Incident Report online.

For reports that exceed 20 pages, service and copying charges may apply. Contact the Records Division directly for further information at 330-689-5790.

Record Checks

Local background checks (the City of Stow only) can be obtained at the Stow Police Department between the hours of 8 am and 4:30 pm or by mail.

Mailing address:
Stow Police Department
3800 Darrow Road
Stow, Ohio 44224

There is a fee of $5 and a photo ID is required or a letter containing a signed waiver/release authorization.


The Stow Police Department does not offer fingerprinting services. To find a location that offers this service please visit the Ohio Attorney General's website.

Parking Citations

Parking Citations may be paid by mail or in person.

Handicap Parking (351.041)

  • $250 fine within 15 business days
  • $50 late fee added after 15 business days
  • Second offense or more: $250 to $500 fine plus late fee after 15 business days

All Other Parking Violations

  • $25 fine within 15 business days
  • $50 late fee added after 15 business days
  • Please note: Each violation checked on the citation is a separate $25 charge

Traffic Citations


Adults must pay their traffic citation at the Stow Municipal Court. They can be contacted at 330-564-4200.


Juveniles must pay their traffic citations at the Summit County Juvenile Court. They can be contacted at 330-643-2971.

Bicycle Licenses

For information on obtaining a Bicycle License and Bicycle Safety Rules, view the Bicycle License page.

Vacation Watch

For information on this service provided by the Stow Police Department, view the Vacation Watch form.