Criminal Records Requirements for the State of Utah
|Name of Agency:||Department of Public Safety - Bureau of Criminal Identification|
3888 West 5400 South Salt Lake City, Utah 84129
|Phone Number:||801-965-4445 (General line) or 801-281-5094|
You may challenge the completeness and accuracy of your criminal history record information by filling out the
attached Application to Challenge Criminal History Records form provided by the State of Utah, Department of
Public Safety, Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI). Please complete all of the steps described below.
Failure to properly complete one of the steps may cause a delay in processing your application.
1. Fill out the top portion of the application. List all of your previous names including married and maiden
names. Be sure to read and sign the application.
2. Take the application to a law enforcement agency such as your city police department or county sheriff’s
office. You will need to obtain a FBI FD-258 Applicant 10 print card to submit with this application.
Government issued photo ID must be provided (for example, passport, state ID card, consulate ID card,
and driver license.) Regular Drivers Licenses are accepted; however “Utah Driver Privilege Cards” WILL NOT be accepted by BCI as valid ID. Driving Privilege Cards state on them that they are not to be used as ID. NOTE: The fingerprints may be
taken at our office, Bureau of Criminal Identification, 3888 West 5400 South, Taylorsville, Utah.
3. Attach a copy of your criminal history record and highlight the information you wish to challenge.
You should also submit supporting documentation to show why you believe that the information
contained on the criminal history record is incorrect. You must prove to the satisfaction of BCI that the
criminal history record information is incomplete or inaccurate.
4. Once BCI receives your Application to Challenge Criminal History Records, it will be handled as an
informal adjudicative proceeding in accordance with Utah Code Ann. § 63G-4-203.
5. If BCI is satisfied that you have sufficiently documented that your criminal history record information is
incomplete or inaccurate, BCI will amend the criminal history record accordingly.
6. If BCI denies the challenge, no further hearing, review, or reconsideration shall be granted. If you are
dissatisfied with the decision made by BCI regarding the completeness or accuracy of the criminal
history record information, you may appeal BCI’s decision to district court in accordance with Utah
Code Ann. § 63G-4-402.
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|Turn Around Time:||Approximately 2 weeks|
|Successful challenge:||Depends on outcome. If non-ident they receive a letter to keep with them. If we update their record, we send them an updated copy of their record|