Obtaining Police Records

New Procedures Due to COVID-19

Appointments are required for all in-person requests. You may request an appointment by calling 804-748-1260. Please be advised that you will be asked to wear a mask while in the police department building. Only the person who has an appointment will be allowed in the Customer Service area. If you have brought someone with you, please have them wait in the car or the lobby. If you have recently experienced a fever or have come in contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19, please reschedule your appointment.

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. View the Chesterfield County Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for more information.

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

  1. Accident Reports
  2. Criminal History Record Checks
  3. Fingerprints
  4. Request for Offense Verification Reports
  5. Request for Photographs

Accident Reports

Copies of motor vehicle accident reports completed by a police officer at the time of an accident may be requested by mail, email or in person. Reports are normally available approximately five business days after the accident. The quickest way to receive your report is by emailing the Records Section.

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

  • Attorney or investigator representing an involved party
  • Driver(s) of the vehicle(s) involved
  • 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
  • Registered owner(s) of the vehicle(s) involved (with proper identification and vehicle registration)
  • Representative of an insurance carrier covering an involved party

Fees & Payment

If you are requesting a copy of an accident report by mail, please include $8 for a charge for a copy of an accident report. Send your request along with check or money order made payable to the Treasurer, Chesterfield County. Send it to:
Chesterfield County Police Department
ATTN: Police Records
P. O. Box 148
Chesterfield, VA 23832