There are two places you can find criminal records:
- Court records
- Police records
Court records are kept by your local circuit clerk. They have information about your criminal case's outcome.
You can find police records at the law enforcement agency that arrested you. You can find court records in the county where you were prosecuted.
Some records are available online. You must go to the courthouse to get records that are not available online. Once you are there, the police will take your fingerprints. They will then print out your RAP sheet for that police district and give it to you.
You must compare the police records to the court records because police records may not reflect the final outcome of cases heard in court.
For arrests in Chicago
If you were arrested by the Chicago Police Department (CPD), use the following information to get a copy of your RAP sheet. :
3510 South Michigan
8:30 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.
There is a $16.00 fee.
Arrests outside of Chicago
If you were arrested by an agency other than the CPD, use the following information to get a copy of your RAP sheet:
Illinois State Police
Division of Administration
Bureau of Identification
260 North Chicago Street
Joliet, IL 60431
815-740-5160, extension 2743
Order forms online at the Illinois State Police website.
$12.00 fee for non-fingerprint conviction information
$14.00 fee for fingerprint conviction information