Washington D.C. Information

 

Criminal Records Requirements for Washington D.C.                                                                                                                                                  

Name of Agency:  Metroplitan Police Department
Address:

Metropolitan Police Department
          Arrest and Criminal History Section
          ATTN: Police Clearances
          300 Indiana Avenue NW, Room 1075
          Washington, DC 20001

Website: https://mpdc.dc.gov/page/police-clearances-arrest-and-criminal-history-section
Contact:  
Position:  
Phone Number: (202) 727-4245
Email:  
Procedure: 

Requests by Mail

Persons living outside of the District or who are otherwise unable to come to the office in person, may do the following:

1. Write a letter requesting your police clearance to:

          Metropolitan Police Department
          Arrest and Criminal History Section
          ATTN: Police Clearances
          300 Indiana Avenue NW, Room 1075
          Washington, DC 20001

The letter should include the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth (month, date, year)
  • Social Security Number
  • Place of Birth
  • Race
  • Exact Street Address

2. Letter must be notarized by a Notary Public
3. Letter must include a $7 money order (personal checks are not accepted) payable to: DC Treasurer
4. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope
5. Businesses requesting clearances on individuals for employment must have a signed/notarized authorization form from the person to whom the record relates

Please allow three weeks for processing.

Law Enforcement Agency:  
Turn Around Time: Please allow three weeks for processing.
Successful challenge:  
Cost: $7 money order (personal checks are not accepted) payable to: DC Treasurer