How Can You Get a Copy of Your 911 Call?

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In all states except Alabama, Missouri, Mississippi, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania and Wyoming, 911 transcripts are considered a matter of public record and can be obtained. Some states, however, including Georgia, Maine, Minnesota, Connecticut, North Carolina and South Dakota place conditions on the records that can be obtained and by whom.

Obtaining a record of a 911 call in those states in which they are public record involves contacting either the 911 agency or the county records office directly. There may be some preliminary paperwork involved, and the requestor may be asked to supply the reason for the request. There may also be a fee involved.