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CPD Records Requests

Business Hours
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Street Address
10001 Iron Bridge Road
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832

Mailing Address 

Chesterfield County Police Department
ATTN: Police Records
P. O. Box 148
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832



Police Department
Obtaining Police Records

See Chesterfield FOIA Rights and Responsibilities 

Virginia law is quite specific about who may obtain copies of certain police records, accident reports, record checks, fingerprinting services and photographs. If you are eligible to receive such reports under VA Code 2.2-3706, they are normally available from the Chesterfield County Police Records Section.

Accident Reports

  • Copies of motor vehicle accident reports completed by a police officer at the time of an accident may be requested by mail or in person.
  • Reports are normally available approximately five business days after the accident.

The following people are authorized to receive a copy of an accident report:

  • driver(s) of the vehicle(s) involved
  • registered owner(s) of the vehicle(s) involved (with proper identification and vehicle registration)
  • attorney or investigator representing an involved party
  • representative of an insurance carrier covering an involved party
  • parent or guardian of a minor involved in the accident
  • person(s) injured as a result of the accident
  • person(s) listed with property damage

Fees and Payment

If you are requesting a copy of an accident report by mail, please include

  • There is an $8 charge for a copy of an accident report.
  • Send request along with check or money order made payable to the Treasurer, Chesterfield County
  • Send to

Chesterfield County Police Department
ATTN: Police Records
P. O. Box 148
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832

Criminal History Record Checks

  • An individual may request a check of their Chesterfield County Police record by appearing in person at the Records Section during the business hours listed.
  • This record check covers Chesterfield County only and can only be released to the person requesting the record check.
  • You must be 18 years of age or older and have a valid photo ID.
  • Reports are normally available within three to five business days

NOTE: If you are under 18 years of age, you should contact the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Service Section at 804-748-1379.

  • Your record check must be picked up within 10 business days following notification that it is ready.

NOTE: If you are unable to pick up your record check within 10 business days, it will be destroyed and you must begin the process again and pay another processing fee.

Fees and Payments

  • Requires a $10 processing fee.
  • This fee must be paid to the Records Section at the time of request.

For questions about making a record check request from out of state or from other jurisdictions, please call 804-748-1260. If a state record check is needed, contact the Virginia State Police at 804-674-2000.


  • The Records Section will provide limited fingerprinting services under certain conditions.
  • The individual requesting these services must have two valid forms of identification, at least one of which must include a photo.
  • Individuals requesting fingerprinting services must arrive by 3:45 p.m.

Valid Forms of Identification

  • Acceptable photo identification
    • valid state-issued driver's license
    • current DMV-issued photo identification card
    • U.S. passport
    • military identification card
  • You may use one of the forms of identification listed above, PLUS one of the following:
    • birth certificate
    • social security card
    • voter registration card
    • vehicle registration/title
    • current immigration naturalization card

Fees and Payment

  • The fingerprinting processing fee is $10 for the first card and $5 for each additional card.
  • This fee must be paid at the Records Section prior to fingerprinting.

NOTE: Persons petitioning for a court-ordered expungement of their criminal record must have their fingerprints taken by the Records Section after they have filed their petition and received a copy of their charge and disposition.

Request for Offense Verification Reports

Each report will include:

  • the police department's file number
  • the type of offense
  • the location of the offense
  • the date the offense was reported
  • the officer assigned
  • a description of any stolen/damaged property and its disposition

Fees and Payment

  • There is a $10 processing fee for each offense verification report.
  • Under certain circumstances, victims of domestic violence may be entitled to a copy of the offense report free of charge.

Request for Photographs

  • Photographs of accidents may be requested by the party or parties involved in the accident by contacting the Records Section by phone or appearing in person.
  • All photographs must be picked up, as we do not normally mail them, at the street address above.

Fees and Payments 

  • There is normally a fee associated with each request and it varies based on the size and printing quality of the photograph(s).

For more information, please contact the Records Section by phone or email.