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Obtaining a Criminal History Search


There are three ways in which to request a Criminal History search:

  1. Criminal Department counter
  2. Mail Request
  3. Governmental Agency fax request
If the arrest occurred before 1985, you must provide a rap sheet from the Chicago Police Department.

If a person was arrested and released without being charged, the person must provide an arrest report or a rap sheet that indicates that the person was released without being charged.  This information may also be obtained at the Chicago Police Department.

If a person is out of state and the arrest occurred in Chicago, arrest information may be obtained by contacting the:
Illinois State Police
Division of Administration
Bureau of Identification
260 North Chicago Street
Joliet, Illinois