Effective, June 11, 2020, the Evidence and Inventory Management Unit and the Administrative Support Unit – Office of Records will extend and modify both customer service window hours to support court services for department personnel, the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, and defense attorneys.
The customer service window hours for both units will be:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The Office of Records
1425 N. Courthouse Road, Suite 2100
Arlington, VA 22201
The Office of Records Customer Service Counter accepts cash, credit/debit cards, money orders and company checks (payable to the Treasurer of Arlington) for all service-fee payments. For more information, call or visit during business hours (Mon.- Fri., 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.):
Criminal History Background Check ($10 Fee)
To obtain your own criminal history background check, you must pay the $10 fee and provide a valid, unexpired government-issued photo ID, which includes one of the following:
- Driver’s license
- Green card
- State-issued ID card
Note: This background check only includes arrests made in the County by ACPD.
To obtain another person’s criminal history, you must provide a copy of a valid photo ID of that person, your valid photo ID and a current notarized authorization letter. You may also present a power of attorney, which authorizes you to conduct a criminal background check on the individual from ACPD or from all local police departments within Virginia.
Note: If you live within the Washington Metropolitan area, you must appear in person to request a criminal history background check. If you live outside the area, you can mail in your request – just complete the Criminal History Record Form.
Police Incident Report Verification ($10 Fee)
You can request a Police Incident Report Verification, in person or by mail, if the report lists you as the victim, complaint/reported party. The verification includes information from the original report, including:
- The victim’s name
- The incident’s address
- The offense
- The report number
- A brief summary of the incident
- Any stolen/damaged items
- Any injuries received
When making your request, you must pay the $10 fee and provide a copy of your valid photo ID and all the necessary information concerning the incident.
Note: If you’re a suspect, arrestee or representing attorney, or if you have any questions, contact the Office of Professional Responsibility at 703-228-4076 or Email the Office of Professional Responsibility
You can request an accident report if:
- You were directly involved in the accident and your name is listed
- You are the owner of the property that was involved in the accident
- You are listed as an injured passenger/pedestrian
- You are the insurance company or attorney representing the person(s) involved