Record Request

Requesting an Incident Report from Office of Animal Welfare, Delaware Animal Services:

Please note that complaint report and incident reports with investigative narrative are not considered public records, and are therefore not available to any individual.

How do I get a copy of an incident report?
If you or your dog is the victim in a dog bite/attack case that was investigated by Delaware Animal Services, you may request a copy of the Victim Incident Report by submitting the Records Request Form below.

You must be listed as a victim on the report in order to obtain a copy. Exceptions can be made for parents of minor children that are listed as the victim. The Victim Incident Report is an official report showing that a DAS officer is investigating the incident, but provides no investigative detail, as investigative files are not considered public records.

Other reports available to victims:
In cases where a human was bitten, the victim may also obtain a copy of the “Human Exposure to Rabies” form (commonly known as the ‘bite report’). To request a copy, please send an email to and include a completed Medical Release Authorization (MRA) Form.

Subject of a complaint or owner of alleged attacking dog:
If you are an individual against whom a complaint was made, or are the owner of the alleged attacking dog, Investigative Reports are considered “investigatory files compiled for civil or criminal law-enforcement purposes”, and are not considered public records available to you. Requests for this information will be denied.

Thank you for your request.

We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Delaware Animal Services (DAS) Records Request Form

Who are you requesting records for: *

Describe the types of case records you are seeking, dates, parties to correspondence, subject matter, etc.