Challenging Your Record

Since the FBI's CJIS Division is not the source of the data appearing on Identification Records, and obtains all data thereon from fingerprint submissions or related identification forms submitted to the FBI by local, state and federal agencies, the responsibility for authentication and correction of such data rests upon the contributing agencies. Therefore, the rules set forth for changing, correcting or updating such data requires that the subject of an Identification Record make application to the original contributing agency (e.g., police department, county court, etc.)

An individual may challenge the information contained in the FBI Identification Record by contacting the original agency that submitted the information to the FBI or the state central repository in the state in which the arrest occurred. These agencies will be able to furnish the guidelines for correction of the Record. The FBI is not authorized to modify the Record without written notification from the appropriate criminal justice agency.