Record Appeal Process

Introduction:

VCIC is committed to the mission of providing accurate, complete and timely records to agencies and individuals who are authorized to receive them pursuant to various public safety interests..

While the records in the Vermont Criminal History Repository reflect an accuracy rate of greater then 99% VCIC recognizes that errors occur and as a result an appeal process is in place for criminal history records that an individual has reason to believe may be in error.  

Individuals who dispute the accuracy of their Criminal Record may appeal their criminal history record.  A person may only dispute the accuracy of their OWN criminal history record.

Record Appeal Request:

Any official record appeal must be made in writing and addressed to the Director of the Vermont Criminal Information Center.  In the written record appeal an individual needs to include their NAME, Date of Birth, and any other identifying information pertinent to the record challenge.  The specifics of what information on the record is being challenged needs to be clearly provided and would include such things as the charge being contested, charge date and/or docket number.  The reason(s) that the information is believed to be in error needs to be clearly outlined in the appeal letter.  Be sure to include contact information so VCIC can contact you if more information or clarification is required. 

Record Appeal Process:

Upon receipt of a record appeal request VCIC will review the request, obtain additional information if necessary, and will then investigate the record(s) of concern.  VCIC will respond to the appeal request within 72 hours.

If VCIC finds the record is not in error the record will be maintained in its original form and VCIC will respond accordingly to the challenge request.

If VCIC finds any part of the record to be in error purusant to the challenge request then the record in question will be promptly changed to reflect the correct information and then VCIC will notify the individual of record that the change has been made to their record.

Record Appeal Submission:

Send all criminal history record appeal requests in writing to:

Vermont Crime Information Center

Attn: Director, VCIC

103 South Main Street

Waterbury,  VT  05671