How can I get a copy of my criminal record?

In-person services ARE NOT AVAILABLE!

If you have been arrested by the LAPD, you may obtain a summary of your LAPD arrests. The arrest summary will list the dates, charges, and dispositions (if they are on file) for LAPD arrests only. The summary will not include outside agency arrests.

The charge is $25.00, payable by check or money order. Arrest summary processing time varies, as it depends on the number of requests received or how old the record is.

To request an arrest summary by mail, please provide:
A full set of fingerprints on a standard fingerprint card completed by a local Police or Sheriff’s agency, (or an authorized fingerprinting service in Los Angeles), containing all personal data, including mailing address and zip code. A letter requesting an arrest summary. A check or money order made payable to LAPD in the amount of $25.00. Do not send cash.

Mail to:
Los Angeles Police Department
ATTN: R&I Division – CSRRU
P.O. Box 30158
Los Angeles, CA 90030

State Department of Justice: If you have been arrested in multiple jurisdictions, it is recommended that you request your criminal history records from the California Department of justice (D0J) instead of requesting arrest summaries from multiple localities. For recorded DOJ arrest summary information, call (916) 227-3822.

Federal Bureau of Investigation: You may also request a criminal history record for the purposes of immigration, emigration, and visas from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The FBI also furnishes national criminal history records directly to the embassy or consulate that is processing applicants. For further information regarding FBI’s criminal history records, call (304) 625-5590.