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EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2020 - JUNE 30, 2021

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



Cannabis Fees

Click here for Cannabis Fees and Charges schedule

Communications Dispatch Audio Tapes

Billed at top salary step plus fringe and related overhead


$45.00 per set (in addition to any fee charged by the State Department of Justice)

Gaming Fees

Click here for Gaming Fees and Charges schedule

Media CD


Permit Fees

Click here for a Permit Fees and Charges schedule

Photos, Black and White

$9.00 each

Photos, Color

$7.00 each

Public Records

Click here for City Clerk’s Office Fees and Charges

Public Records Act/Research

$140.00 per hour or fraction thereof

Public Records Audio Tapes

$13.00 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
     Other Miscellaneous Services

Billed at top salary step plus fringe and related overhead or at actual cost to the City in the case of services provided under contract.

Towed Vehicle Impound Release Fee

$122.00 per release (Effective 02/13/2019)
(see additional towing charges below)

Vehicle Accident Reports

$16.00 per report

Visa Clearance Letters

$20.00 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

$225.00 per tow

After Hours Gate Fee

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

Vehicle Storage Fee

$90.00 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.

OUR MISSION: Create safe places to live, work, and learn through community partnerships. The Department maintains
a commitment to the following values: Integrity, Courage, Excellence, Service, Diversity, Innovation, and Respect.