Central Records Unit

Information on Central Records Unit/Police Reports


Publicly available reports and records may be obtained from the Central Records Unit, located by the service window in the lobby of the Public Safety Building, during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Records Unit
40 Lincoln St.
Hampton, VA 23669
Phone: (757) 727-6540


Services Offered
Service Fee
Court Ordered Fingerprinting (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) No Cost
Criminal history check by name $15
Fingerprinting (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) per card $10
Photocopy of accident report $10
Photocopy of incident report $10
Photographs (Per CD) $10
Precious metals (jeweler) permit $200
Public vehicle (taxi) permit - new $50
Public vehicle permit - renewal $40
Sex Offender Registry (renewal and changes) No Cost

Requirements for Requested Services:

Traffic Accident Reports

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Any person involved or injured in the accident, his/her attorney, or the person who’s insurance company may receive a copy of the accident report may purchase a copy of an accident report. A driver’s license or other picture ID must be presented prior to reports being released. Some requests for reports may also be handled by mail (please call 757-727-6540 for additional information).

Criminal Record Checks

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The record subject must appear in person to the Central Records Unit in order to initiate a criminal record check. The requestor must present a driver’s license or picture ID. This transcript will only include local offenses which occurred in Hampton and will not include juvenile offenses. More extensive criminal history information must be obtained from the Virginia State Police http://www.vsp.state.va.us/CJIS_Criminal_Record_Check.shtm . Traffic offense transcripts must be obtained from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Incident/Offense Reports

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A public copy or an incident report may be released to the victim or reporting person only. In cases involving loss of or damage to property may also be released to the insurance company. Any other requests for Incident reports may be submitted as a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request through Central Records. FOIA requests generally are fulfilled within (5) business days. A driver’s license or other picture ID must be presented prior to reports being released.