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District of Columbia Criminal Records

The District of Columbia only allows those people who are eligible, such as a parent or a guardian of a juvenile or a spouse of a person who has committed the crime. They will release copies of records for people who live in District of Columbia and are qualified to perform the search. Otherwise, you’ll need a clearance and that can take six to eight weeks and require that you be fingerprinted. If you need more information about requesting District of Columbia criminal records from the state, send a request with your name to:

Henry J. Daly Bldg.
MPDC Headquarters
300 Indiana Ave., NW
Rm. 3075
Washington, D.C. 20001
Phone: (202) 727-9099


District of Columbia Criminal
Records Public Access


Since you have to go through a great deal of research and paperwork to access the District of Columbia arrest records, you may want to consider going through an online, private search site to find the information you’re seeking. These sites can quickly and easily cut through the red tape that an individual has to go through to get records and delivers the data to you almost immediately. This hassle-free method is worth the fee if you want to ensure that you get a report that’s thorough and get it in a short span of time. In fact, after you submit the data to one of these search sites, you’re likely to get the information you requested within minutes. Just provide an email address, and the report will be sent directly to that computer.

Criminal Records District of Columbia

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