The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office Records Department provides support to local law enforcement agencies, processes background checks for gun purchases and CPL applications, enters and houses police reports for the Sheriff's Office and the Longview Police Department and provides those police reports through the public disclosure process.
All of Cowlitz County now uses the GovQA software to make and process public disclosure requests. If you would like to make a public disclosure request for a Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office or Longview Police Department police report, please click here: Cowlitz County Sheriff Public Records
For all copies of reports 30 pages or longer, there is a fee of $.15 per page or $.10 per page for scanned materials. All actual postage charges are applicable.
In order to pay for a public disclosure you must submit a request for a copy of your report, it must be approved and a DS # (Dissemination Number) must be assigned. The DS # will be provided to you by a Records Specialist at time of approval.
Please be aware that card payments made in-person or over the phone are subject to a 5% service fee with a minimum of $1.00.
Payments are also accepted at our Internet site of www.cowlitzrecords.com, which are subject to a 7% service fee with a minimum of $1.00. All service fees will be retained by this card service, nCourt, and not by Cowlitz County. All service fees will be rounded up to the nearest dollar amount by this card service.
We commonly receive requests for 911 center documents, commonly called CAD logs. Below is the link to the 911 center's website where you can request their documents: Dispatch CAD Logs