Martinsville Police Department      


Records Unit

 Available Services

The Records Unit is located in the Martinsville Municipal Building at 55 W Church St Martinsville, VA  24112. Hours of operation are from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Monday through Friday.
Phone Numbers:
   Records Unit Ė 276-403-5300
   Evidence/Property Section -276-403-5315

 

Alarm Registration
Incident Based Reports
Media Releases
Parking Tickets
Precious Metals and Gems Application
Property Check
Record Checks
Stolen/Lost Property
Taxi Permits
Traffic Accident Reports
Trespassing

Alarm Registration

In an effort to enhance public safety and reduce the number of false alarms responded to by officers, City Code regulates the operation of security and fire alarms. Many calls for police service are false alarm calls, which often prevent officers from responding to other calls for service. All commercial business security and fire alarms in Martinsville must be registered with the city. Once registered, up to three false alarm responses are provided to business owners in a given year at no charge. Four or more false alarms within a given year will result in a fee for each incident. The fees, which are listed below, are part of an ongoing effort to enhance public safety and reduce the unnecessary expenditure of public resources used when responding to false alarms. While it is important to respond to security alarms, false alarms distract public safety officers from addressing real emergency situations, and increase the risk of injury to citizens, firefighters and police.

False alarm fees for registered permit holders

-         First through sixth false alarm Ė No Charge

-         Seventh false alarm Ė $25

-         Eight false alarm - $50

-         Ninth false alarm - $75

-         Tenth false alarm - $100

-         Eleventh false alarm and thereafter - $200

Registration Fees 
All commercial business and residential alarms must be registered with the city. Fees are only required to be paid once.

Alarm Application and Agreement: -  Alarm Registration Fee - $5

Alarm Reduction Tips
To reduce your chances of triggering a false alarm:

-         Instruct everyone who has a key to your business or home on how to operate the alarm and cancel false alarms.

-         Secure all windows and doors before turning on the alarm system. Drafts that move plants or curtains are common causes of false alarms.

-         Avoid triggering the alarmís sensors by securing helium filled balloons.

-         If possible, do not let pets roam free in the home or business when the system is activated.

-         Notify you Security Company immediately if you think your alarm system is not working properly.

To register a security alarm contact the Martinsville Police Department at 276-403-5300 or cfisher@ci.martinsville.va.us

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Incident Based Reports

Incident Based Reports may be requested by the party or parties involved and by their insurance company through the mail or in person. Each report will include: the victimís name and address, the police departmentís file number, they type of offense, the location of the offense, the date reported, the officer assigned, and a description of any stolen/damages property and its disposition. For more information, please contact the Martinsville Police Departmentís criminal investigations secretary at 276-403-5335 or bsouther@ci.martinsville.va.us

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Media Releases

Media Releases are distributed to keep the pubic informed of current incidents and arrests made by the Martinsville Police Department. Click on the link below to see our most recent media releases.

 
To see our current media releases, click here.

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Parking Tickets

Tickets can be paid by making payments in person at the City of Martinsville Treasurerís Office located at 55 W Church St or checks can be mailed to PO Box 1101 Martinsville, VA  24114 Attn: Records. 

To contest a parking ticket, you may take the Notice Contesting Parking Citation form to the treasurerís office to be signed by the treasurer. You will still go before the court and should you be found still responsible for the ticket you will also be responsible for court costs of $71. For further information you may contact records at 276-403-5300 or mlyons@ci.martinsville.va.us.

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Precious Metals and Gems Application

In accordance with City of Martinsville Code, Sections 15-11 thru 15-24 if you plan on dealing in precious metals and gems, you must obtain a permit. You can download the permit application here or research the City Code at http://www.martinsville-va.gov/City-Code.html

 

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Property Check  

If you are planning on going on vacation and would like us to make periodic checks on your home or business, please fill out the 30 Day Vacation Ė Property Extra Patrol Form and either mail the completed form to Attn: Records, PO Box 1101 Martinsville, VA  24114 or drop it by the police department.

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Records Check

An individual may request a check of their City of Martinsville Police records by appearing in person at the Records Unit during normal business hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. This records check covers the City of Martinsville only and can only be released to the person requesting the records check. The Martinsville Police Department can only release non-reportable offenses in these record checks. There is a fee of $5 and you must present a valid picture ID. You must be 18 years of age or older. Criminal Record Request Form

If a state record check is needed, contact the Virginia State Police at 276-632-3060. You may also access their website at www.vsp.state.va.us/CJIS_Criminal_Record_Check.shtm.

If you are under 18 years of age, you should contact the Martinsville Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court at 276-403-5168. For questions about making a record check request from out of state or from other jurisdictions, please call 276-403-5300.

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Stolen/Lost Property  

Stolen or lost property can be identified and /or claimed at the Property/Evidence Section located at 55 W Church St Martinsville, VA during normal business hours 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Monday through Friday from the records Sergeant.

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Taxi Permits  

The City of Martinsville requires for all persons operating a motor vehicle for hire to obtain Taxi Permits. These permits are valid for 1 year and must be renewed every year. There is a $10 fee for new drivers and a $5 fee for renewals. All applicants must complete the taxi application and have a blood test from the health department. New applicants must have two letters of reference.

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Traffic Accident Reports  

Copies of motor vehicle accident reports, that are completed by a police officer at the time of an accident, may be obtained by persons involved in the accident and named on the report and may be requested by mail, in person, or by an insurance company. There is a $5 charge for a copy of an accident report. The following people are authorized to receive a copy of an accident report.

-         the driver of the vehicle(s) involved.

-         The registered owner of the vehicle (with proper identifications and vehicle registration).

-         An attorney or investigator representing an involved party.

-         A representative of an insurance carrier covering an involved party.

-         A parent of guardian of a minor involved in the accident (if under 18 years old).

-         Or any person injured as a result of the accident and is listed in the report.

-         Any person listed with property damage.

If you are requesting a copy of an accident report by mail, please include a check or money order for $5 made payable to the Treasurer, City of Martinsville, and send the request to PO Box 1101 Martinsville, VA  24114, Attn: Records.

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Trespassing  

The Martinsville Police Department can be given authorization to enforce no trespassing laws at a given property. The owner, lessee, custodian, or person lawfully in charge of the property needs to fill out a no trespassing form agreeing to post No Trespassing signs and to let the police department know if the ownership status of that property changes.

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