EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2017 - JUNE 30, 2018

The San Jose Police Department’s Public Safety Fee Schedule is as follows:




$50.00 per card plus current state fee

Communications Dispatch Audio Tapes

Billed at top salary step plus fringe and related overhead

Gaming Fees

Click here for Gaming Fees and Charges schedule

Permit Fees

Click here for a Permit Fees and Charges schedule

Photo  CD

$10.00 per CD

Photos, Black and White

$8.00 each

Photos, Color

$7.00 each

Public Records* (Copies) (City Clerk's fee schedule)

$0.06 per page (8½" x 11" B&W) | $0.12 per page color)
$0.07 per page (11" x 17" B&W) | $0.13 per page color)

Public Records Act/Research

$94.00 per hour

Public Records Audio Tapes

$4.00 per 60/90 minute-tape

Public Records Video Tapes

Billed at top salary step plus fringe and related overhead

Repossessed Vehicle

$15.00 per vehicle

Special Services
     Bomb Detail Services
     Canine Unit Services
     Helicopter Lease Rate
     Police Artist Services

Billed at top salary step plus fringe and related overhead

Traffic Accident Reports

$16.00 per report

Vehicle Impound Release Fee

$252.00 per release

Visa Clearance Letters

$21.00 per letter


*For Crime or Incident reports, please submit a check made out to the "CITY OF SAN JOSE" and "NOT TO EXCEED $16.00.

In addition, you may call (408) 277-4143 for any request regarding photographs to verify the number of negatives.  You will be requested to submit a check, "NOT TO EXCEED $.XX."  This will expedite your request in the event that more (or less) photographs are developed.

All cashier's checks, money orders or personal checks should be drawn from U.S. bank only

To further expedite your request, you may submit your requests with a self-addressed, stamped envelope.


Fee Schedule for TOW SERVICES – all charges to be paid directly to the Tow Company and NOT to the City of San Jose. Rates are determined by the State of California Highway Patrol, Tow Services Agreement for the Golden Gate Region, San Jose office, and adopted by the City Council of the City of San Jose.



Basic Tow Service

$215.00 per tow

After Hours Gate Fee

$85.00 (one hour after close of SJPD desk hours until the desk re-opens)

Vehicle Storage Fee

$87.50 per day, per space outside
$95.00 per day, per space indoors

Any additional tow handling charges.

Tow companies will accept cash, personal check or credit cards as a form of payment.

The City of San José is committed to open and honest government and strives to consistently meet the community's expectations by
providing excellent service, in a positive and timely manner, and in the full view of the public. Read more about the City Code of Ethics.