Record Checks

During the current COVID-19 outbreak VCIC is not able to process walk-in requests for criminal history record checks.  Requests for these services may still be submitted via USPS or electronically from the website noted below.

Below you will find information on how to  obtain a criminal record check for various purposes.  Please read all information carefully before you begin any process. NOTE: If you require a notarized copy of your criminal conviction report you must obtain that by mail, or by appearing in person at the VT Crime Information Center's main office in Waterbury, VT.

If you wish to obtain a Criminal Conviction report on yourself or anyone else then visit the Vermont Conviction Report (VCCRIS) Website.  You will need to provide a Name and Date of Birth and there is a $30.00 charge per conviction report.  The benefit is an immediate result to your computer that you can print or save.

Visit the Record Checks page if you are requesting a record check that will require a notary seal for one of the following:

  • Personal Review
  • International Adoption
  • Licensing
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Governor’s Pardon
  • Civil Court Proceeding
  • Child Custody
  • Foreign travel/Immigration

Processing of record check requests received via US mail take from 5 – 7 business days for processing. By coming into our office you can obtain your notarized record check in approximately 10 minutes.  Walk in's who require a complete criminal history record will need two forms of positive identification.

All incomplete forms will be returned unprocessed.

Specific Needs

  • If you are a vulnerable population agency or believe that you may qualify as a vulnerable population agency in the State of Vermont visit the Vermont Conviction Report (VCCRIS) Website and fill out the appropriate application.
  • If you are an educational institution in the State of Vermont visit the National Record Checks page (these checks will require fingerprints).
  • If you are trying to locate a Fingerprint Identification Center near you visit the Fingerprint Identification Center Information page.


Contact Information

Record Check Section
45 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671-1300
Tel: 802.241.5320

Office Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday - Friday