If you'd like to obtain Vermont criminal records, your main source would be the Vermont Criminal Information Center (VCIC). VCIC is the main repository for criminal records, including arrest, prosecution, offense, and sentence information.
If you want to obtain a criminal conviction record of yourself or someone else, you have to go to the Vermont Criminal Conviction Record Internet Service (VCCRIS), a request service administered by VCIC. Complete the request process, which includes paying a non-refundable fee of $30 via credit card. Within minutes, VCCRIS will show the results.
Other than criminal records, VCIC also facilitates records checks, which can be about governor's pardons, civil court proceedings, child custody, licensing, personal reviews, housing, employment, and foreign travel/immigration. Application for records checks can be done in person or through mail.
VCIC also has an Identification Bureau, which is a repository for mug shots and fingerprints.
VCIC is under the Department of Public Safety.
Aside from providing access to criminal records, the Department of Public Safety also runs the Vermont Sex Offender Registry. This online search tool allows you to locate registered sex offenders in Utah. Searches can be done by typing the last name or city/town or county of the offender. The tool will provide a list of names of sex offenders. However, it is important to emphasize that the registry doesn't have all the names of sex offenders in Vermont.
Now, if you want to locate an inmate, you can go to Vermont Department of Corrections website and use the Inmate Locator feature. Simply type the last name and first name of the inmate to get information about him/her.
In addition, police reports can be obtained from Vermont State Police. Request for records can be sent online or through mail. If you're sending an online request, you need to provide the date of the incident, the parties involved in the case, and the case number. The case number can be obtained from the corresponding Vermont State barracks.
If sending request by mail, a complete Vermont State Police Record Request form must be submitted to:
Vermont State Police
Attn: Police Report Request
103 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05671-2101
Payments for a police record are as follows:
Report - $20
Photo disc - $20
Video - $ 45
Audio recording - $45
Payments for online requests should be made via credit card.
The State Police will review the request and will either approve or decline it according to their standards. If the request is approved, the record will be released within three days.
The Vermont Sate Police also has a list of wanted individuals. Mug shots and information on the fugitives are provided on the State Police website.
If you are interested in accessing Vermont background checks and criminal records, take the following measures:
Download and save the Vermont Background Check Request Form to your computer.
Complete the request form and enclose a $30 fee payable by certified check or money order.
Mail the completed form, along with the fee and a self-addressed stamped envelope, to VCIC or drop it off in person at their office.
Should you require additional assistance, the Vermont Criminal Justice Services can help. Simply contact the department through the following means:
Vermont Department of Public Safety
Criminal Justice Services
103 S. Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05671
To access Vermont arrest records, you will need to contact the Department of Corrections Agency of Inmate Services. To make the search process easier, the Department allows you to search Vermont arrest records online using an inmate's name.
To do an online search, follow the instructions below:
Go to the Vermont Department of Corrections website and visit the Vermont Inmate Locator page.
Input the inmate's full name and hit Submit.
You will then be taken to the results page.
If you have problems using the Inmate Locator or have other questions regarding Vermont arrest records, you can contact the Department of Corrections in one of the following ways:
Vermont Department of Corrections
103 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05671-1001
How to Access Vermont Criminal Records
The Vermont Criminal Information Center (VCIC) acts as the central repository for the state's criminal records. VCIC requires a request form be filled out and a $30 fee payable by certified check or money order. The request can be mailed in or presented in person with government-issued photo identification.
Who Has Rights to Access Vermont Criminal Records?
Vermont is an open-record state and will release criminal records to anyone requesting them. However, only law enforcement agencies and authorized employers can access complete criminal records that include non-public information.
Updating a Criminal Record with Inaccuracies
VCIC encourages individuals to review their criminal records for inaccuracies and to contact them with supporting documentation should you find an error.