Effective Monday, the window hours for the Police Department records room, including those for railroad parking, will change to Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Records room personnel will still available by telephone Monday through Friday, except holidays, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

"The change in window hours is necessary in order for records staff to complete required police-only functions with as little impact on our customers as possible," according to Capt. Sam Arciola, police spokesman.

He said motor vehicle accident reports are available for purchase and immediate download through links on the department's website, www.westportctpd.org

And most railroad parking permits are also renewable online, he said. Instructions are on the renewal form.