How do I get a background check?

You may request a check of your Chesterfield County criminal history record by appearing in person at Records Customer Service during regular business hours.

  • You must be 18 years of age or older and have a valid photo ID.
  • If you are under 18 years of age, you should contact the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Service Section at 804-748-1379.
  • If a state record check is needed, contact Virginia State Police at 804-674-2000.

For more information, including fees, visit our Police Records page.

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1. How do I file a police report?
2. How do I make a speeding/traffic safety complaint?
3. Will the police department check on my home while I’m away?
4. How do I get a background check?
5. I need to get fingerprinted. What do I do?
6. What other records can I obtain from police?
7. How do I hire an off-duty officer?
8. Do you have a ride-along program?
9. Do you have a neighborhood watch program?
10. How do I get a job with the department?
11. How do I obtain a criminal warrant for someone?
12. I believe I might be a victim of domestic violence. What do I do?
13. I think I’m a victim of an internet fraud or fraud by telephone. What do I do?
14. How do I get or renew a concealed handgun permit?
15. How do I invite a representative of the police department to attend or speak at our community meeting?