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Federal Clearance

To obtain Federal clearance, you must contact the FBI.

To obtain FBI clearance, log onto the FBI website, www.FBI.gov. Click on the link titled “How Do I….?, and then choose the link to “Request an FBI Identification Record”. From here you can find information on the procedure, fee and any other pertinent information. You can also download the required fingerprint card, FD-258 Fingerprint Card.

Police Clearance Offices United States

Alabama
State of Alabama
Department of Public Safety
Alabama Bureau of Investigation Identification Unit
P.O. Box 1511
Montgomery, AL 36192-1511
Tel:(334)242-4372

Alaska
Alaska Department of Public Safety
Attention: Records and Identification
5700 East Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK 99507
Tel:(907)269-5765

Arizona
Arizona Department of Public Safety
Criminal Identification Section
P.O. Box 6638
Phoenix, Arizona 85005
Tel:(602)223-2000

Arkansas
Arkansas State Police
#3 Natural Resources Drive
Attention I.D. Bureau
P.O. Box 5901
Little Rock, Arkansas 72215
Tel: (501)221-8233

California
California Department of Justice
Bureau of Investigation
Attn: Record Control Section
P.O. Box 903417
Sacramento, CA 94203-4170
Tel:(916)227-3807, 3811, 3814, or 2222

Colorado
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation
690 Kipling Street, Suite 3000
Denver, CO 80215
Tel:(303)239-4680

Connecticut
The State of Connecticut
Department of Public Safety
State Police Bureau of Identification
1111 Country Club Road P.O. Box 2794
Middletown, CT
Tel:(203)685-8480

Delaware
Delaware State Police
P.O. Box 430
Dover, Delaware 19903
Tel: (302)739-5900

District of Columbia
District of Metropolitan Police Department Columbia
Attn: Mail Correspondence
300 Indiana Avenue N.W., Suite 2100
Washington D.C. 20001
Tel: (202)727-4432

Florida
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
P.O. Box 1489
Tallahassee, FL 32302
Attn: Criminal Records Inquiry Section Phone: (850) 410-7000, (850)410-8109 A US$15 fee is required to process such applications.

Georgia
Georgia Crime Information Centre
P.O. Box 370748
Decatur, GA 30037-0748
Tel:(404)-244-2639

Hawaii
"Criminal Abstract" information is available State of Hawaii
Department of the Attorney General
Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center
465 South King Street, Room 101
Honolulu, HI 96813
Tel:(808)586-1508

Idaho
Department of Law Enforcement
Criminal Identification Bureau
P.O. Box 700
Meridian, Idaho 83680
Tel:(208)884-7140

Illinois
The Illinois State Police
Fee Processing Center
260 North Chicago
Joliet, IL 60431-1075
Tel:(815)740-5160

Indiana
Indiana State Police - Record Division
100 North Senate Avenue, Room 302
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Tel: (317)232-8262 

Iowa
State police certificates are not available. Applicants must apply to each local jurisdiction for local police certificates.

Kansas
Kansas Bureau of Investigation
Attention Records
1620 S. W. Tyler Street
Topeka, Kansas 66612
Tel: (785) 296-8200

Kentucky
Records Dept of State Police
1250 Louisville Road
Frankfort, KY 40601
Tel: (502)227-8700

Louisiana
Louisiana State Police
Bureau of Identification
P.O. Box 66614
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70896
Tel: (504)925-6095

Maine
Maine State Police
Bureau of Identification
36 Hospital Street
Augusta, Maine 04333
Tel:(287)624-7009

Maryland
The State of Maryland
Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services
CJIS Central Repository
P.O. Box 32708
Pikesville, MD 21208
Tel: (410)683-4454 or 764-4501

Massachusetts
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive office of Public Safety
Criminal History Systems Board CJIS
200 Arlington Street Suite 2200
Chelsea, MA 02150
Tel:(617)660-4640 or 4600

Michigan
Department of State Policy
Central Records General Office Building
Lansing, MI 49813
Tel.:(517) 322-1956 

Or:
The Michigan State Police
Criminal Records Division General Office Building
7150 Harris Drive
Lansing, MI 49813
Tel:(517)322-5531

Minnesota
Dept. of Public Safety
Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
1246 University Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104
Tel: (612) 642-0672

Mississippi
Police certificates are not available under state law; Records can only be provided to law enforcement agencies.

Missouri
The Missouri State Highway Patrol
Criminal Records and Identification Division
P.O. Box 568
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Tel:(573)526-6153

Montana
State of Montana Dept. of Justice
Identification Bureau
303 North Roberts Ave, 3rd Floor
Helena, MT 59620-1417
Tel:(406)444-3625

Nebraska
Nebraska State Patrol
Criminal Investigation Division
Box 94637 State House Station
Lincoln, NE 68509
Tel:(402)479-4938

Nevada
State police clearance letters are not available. Applicants who reside or have resided in Nevada obtain police clearance letters from the appropriate municipal police authorities.

New Hampshire
New Hampshire State Police
Criminal Records Dept.
10 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305
Tel:(603)271-2538

New Jersey
New Jersey Records & Identification Section
Attention: Criminal Information Units
Box 7068
West Trenton, NJ 08628-0068
Tel:(609)882-2000

New Mexico
Dept. of Public Safety
Attention Record Section
P.O. Box 1628
4491 Cerrilos St.
Sante Fe, NM 87504-1628
Tel: (505) 827-9181

New York City
Public Inquiry & Request Section
1 Police Plaza - Room 152-A
New York, N.Y. 10038-1497
Tel: (646) 610-5541

New York State
New York State
Division of Criminal Justice Services
Executive Park Stuyvesant Plaza
Albany, NY 12203
Tel:(518)457-6043

North Carolina
North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation
Division of Criminal Information
3320 Old Grand Road
Raleigh, NC 27626
Tel:(919)662-4500

North Dakota
Bureau of Criminal Investigation
Box 1054
Bismark, ND 58502
Tel:(701)328-5500

Ohio
State of Ohio
Office of Attorney General
Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation
P.O. Box 365
London, Ohio 43140
Tel:(614)852-2556

Oklahoma
Mail a letter with the following information:

  1. Full name; date of birth; age; purpose of clearance (ie: Immigration)
  2. These items are optional: race; sex; US social security number With this letter, include a $15 US bank draft, made payable to:

"Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation"
Criminal History Reporting Unit
6600 North Harvey, Suite #300
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
USA 73116
Tel: (405) 848-6724

Oregon
Department of State Police
Criminal Identification Bureau
P.O. Box 430034
Portland, OR 97208
Tel:(503)378-3720

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania State Police
Records & Identification Division.
1800 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Tel: (717) 783-5592 or 9973

Rhode Island
State of Rhode Island
Office of The Attorney General
Bureau of Criminal Identification
72 Pine Street Providence, RI 02903
Tel:(401)277-2424 ext. 2232

South Carolina
SLED Records
P.O. Box 21398
Columbia, SC 29221
Tel:(803)896-7043

South Dakota
Division of Criminal Investigation
Criminal Justice Training Center
East Highway 34
c/o 500 East Capitol
Pierre , SD 57501-5050
Tel:(605)773-3331

Tennessee
Police certificates are not available under state law. Records can only be provided to law enforcement agencies.

Texas
Department of Public Safety
Attention Crime Records Division
P.O. Box 15999
Austin, TX 78761-5999
Tel: (512) 465-2079

Utah
Utah State Bureau of Criminal Identification
Department of Public Safety
4501 South 2700 Street
West Salt Lake City, Utah 84119
Tel: (801) 965-4445

Vermont
Vermont Crime Information Center
Dept. of Public Safety
103 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05671-2101
Tel:(802)244-8763

Virginia
Virginia State Police
Attn.: Records Management Office
P.O. Box C-85076
Richard, VA 23261-5076
Tel:(804)674-2147

Washington
Washington State Patrol
I.D. Section
P.O. Box 42633
Olympia, Washington 98504-2633
Tel: (360) 705-5100

West Virginia
West Virginia State Police
725 Jefferson Rd
South Charleston,
W. VA 25309
Tel: (304) 746-2100

Wisconsin
State of Wisconsin Department of Justice
Division of Law Enforcement Services
Crime Information Bureau
P.O. Box 2688
Madison, WI 53701-2688
Tel:(608)266-5764

Wyoming
State of Wyoming Division of Criminal Identification
316 West 22nd Street
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Tel: (307)777-7523