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 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Records Unit 40 Lincoln Street Hampton, VA 23669 Phone: 757-727-6540
Court Ordered Fingerprinting (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)
Criminal history check by name
Fingerprinting (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) per card
Photocopy of accident report
Photocopy of incident report
Precious metals (jeweler) permit
Public vehicle (taxi) permit - new
Public vehicle permit - renewal
Sex Offender Registry (renewal and changes)
Requirements for Requested Services
Traffic Accident Reports
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
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 . Traffic offense transcripts must be obtained from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
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.