Central Records Unit

Information on Central Records Unit/Police Reports

Publicly available reports and records may be obtained from the Central Records Unit, located by the service window in the lobby of the Public Safety Building, during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Records Unit
40 Lincoln Street
Hampton, VA 23669
Phone: 757-727-6540

Services Offered 

Court Ordered Fingerprinting (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)No Cost
Criminal history check by name$15
Fingerprinting (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) per card$10
Photocopy of accident report$10
Photocopy of incident reportNo Cost
Precious metals (jeweler) permit$200
Public vehicle (taxi) permit - new$50
Public vehicle permit - renewal$40
Sex Offender Registry (renewal and changes)No Cost

Requirements for Requested Services

Traffic Accident Reports

Any person involved or injured in the accident, his/her attorney, or the person who's insurance company may receive a copy of the accident report may purchase a copy of an accident report. A driver's license or other picture ID must be presented prior to reports being released. Some requests for reports may also be handled by mail (please call 757-727-6540 for additional information).

Criminal Record Checks

The record subject must appear in person to the Central Records Unit in order to initiate a criminal record check. The requestor must present a driver's license or picture ID. This transcript will only include local offenses which occurred in Hampton and will not include juvenile offenses. More extensive criminal history information must be obtained from the Virginia State Police . Traffic offense transcripts must be obtained from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Incident/Offense Reports

A public copy or an incident report may be released to the victim or reporting person only. In cases involving loss of or damage to property may also be released to the insurance company. Any other requests for Incident reports may be submitted as a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request through Central Records. FOIA requests generally are fulfilled within 5 business days. A driver's license or other picture ID must be presented prior to reports being released.