The Judicial Branch of the State of Connecticut maintains some of the criminal and motor vehicle records. The other records are maintained by Court PC's Criminal/Motor Vehicle records. The records from Court PC of Connecticut for criminal cases date back to 1991 while the motor vehicle cases are from 1998 onward.
The two sites may contain different sets of criminal and motor vehicle records since some of the records from the Judicial Branch may be purged due to corrections, pardons, erasures and other modifications done to the individual criminal history record; hence a disclaimer is displayed on the site. It will be best to search for more current cases using the Judicial Branch site.
On the other hand, the Court PC collects the records to enable the citizens of Connecticut to review criminal records. However, the two sites work hand in hand as the Judicial Branch supplies the data on records found on the Court PC of Colorado website. The records contained in the Court PC of Connecticut database were collected from the Judicial Branch. The available records include civil, domestic, motor vehicle and criminal records. You can create an account on the Court of PC website if you are doing volume searches.
The Court PC of Connecticut also provides jury verdict and foreclosure info, docket records for purged Connecticut Superior Court domestic and civil cases, and USA Patriot Act searches.
You cannot directly search for a criminal record from the Court PC of Connecticut site. You have to go through process of sending an email through their Contact page; you will find instructions on how to order a criminal background search. The request can be sent via email containing the following information:
Your credit card information should not be included in the email to avoid possible identity theft. After the receipt of your request, the Court PC of Connecticut will call you to inquire about your credit card information. Credit cards honored are Mastercard, Visa and American Express. The cost for each search is $5, with the Court PC offering volume discounts. An order sheet is also available online.
You can also request for a copy of your criminal record from the State Police of the State of Connecticut's Department of Public Safety by submitting Form 0846, your fingerprints, and payment for the record by check or money order payable to Connecticut Department of Public Safety in the amount of $50. Mail the form, the fingerprint card and the payment to:
Department of Public Safety
Bureau of Identification
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, CT 06457-2389
If you would like to retrieve Connecticut background checks and criminal records, follow the steps detailed below:
Access and download the Connecticut Background Check Request Form.
Complete the form in its entirety and indicate whether you're requesting a name search or a fingerprint search. Make sure to enclose the fingerprint card if choosing this type of search.
Mail the completed form, with a $50 fee per name requested, to the address on the form.
For additional information, the Connecticut Department of Safety, whose address and phone number are outlined below, can help:
Connecticut Department of Public Safety
State Police Bureau of Identification
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, CT 06457
Members of the public interested in finding out more information available through Connecticut arrest records can access the data using the Offender Information Search option on the Connecticut Department of Corrections' website.
In order to access Connecticut arrest records via the Offender Information Search, follow these steps:
Visit the Connecticut Department of Corrections' website to access the Connecticut Offender Information Search.
Input the CT DOC number or the first and last name of the inmate and his or her date of birth. The less information that is entered, the more results that will be displayed.
Click on the Search All Inmates button. Results are displayed in alphabetical order.
If you have questions or need additional help accessing Connecticut arrest records, then you should contact the Colorado Department of Corrections at:
Connecticut Department of Correction
Public Information Office
24 Wolcott Hill Road
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Where to Retrieve Connecticut Criminal Records
The Connecticut State Police, in conjunction with the Connecticut Department of Public Safety, controls the criminal records for the state. To retrieve criminal records, fill out a request form and mail it in with a $50 check or money order. You may request a name-based search or a fingerprint-based search, the latter of which is deemed most reliable.
Legal Access to Connecticut Criminal Records
Connecticut allows anyone to request Connecticut criminal record searches. Connecticut does not limit criminal records searches to law enforcement, although only those records deemed public will be released to individuals.
Expunging Errors on a Criminal Record
Inform the Connecticut State Police Bureau of Identification should you find an error on your Connecticut background check. Provide documents to support your claim, and it will be reviewed.