Viewing My Record

The basic procedures for the Access and Review process are as follows. The procedures are documented on the Illinois General Assembly Web Site under the Illinois Administrative Rules and can be found at the following link: Record Access and Review ProcessOpens in new window

  • Any individual may approach any Illinois law enforcement or correctional facility or licensed fingerprint vendor agency during regular business hours for the purpose of obtaining the individual's criminal history transcript through Illinois’ Access and Review process.
  • In response to a request for a criminal history transcript, the facility, vendor or vendor agency shall obtain fingerprints from the individual and other identification information.
  • The facility, vendor or vendor agency shall forward to the Illinois State Police the fingerprints and identifying information. Upon receipt and processing of the fingerprint submission, the Illinois State police will send the individual's criminal history transcript with a Record Challenge form or, if no criminal history is found, a written statement so stating to the address provided by the individual or to the law enforcement or correctional facility.
  • The individual may list the address of the law enforcement agency or correctional facility or his/her place of residence as the address where the criminal history transcript or written statement that no criminal history was found should be mailed. If mailed or transmitted to the facility, the individual shall be notified of the receipt of the criminal history transcript or statement, that no criminal history was found and shall release the document only to the individual. If the document is not retrieved within 45 days after notification to the individual, the facility shall destroy the criminal history transcript or statement that no criminal record was found.
  • Upon receiving a Record Challenge form, the Illinois State Police will provide a written response informing the individual of any action taken by the Illinois State Police to correct the individual’s criminal history record. If the Illinois State Police determines that there are no corrections to be made, a statement to that fact will be provided to the individual as well.
  • The Illinois State Police does not charge a fee for processing Access and Review or Record Challenge submissions. However, the agency providing the fingerprint service may charge a processing fee.