Courts are not always diligent about making their records available online. In these circumstances, it is necessary to obtain a copy of your criminal history report from the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS). The Criminal History Records Section of DPS serves as the Central State Repository for criminal records in the State of Arizona.
You may request a copy of your Criminal History Record from DPS either in person or via mail:
- For those who live in the Phoenix area, you can complete a Record Review Packet by visiting the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) in-person to obtain a copy of your Criminal History Record. DPS will digitally fingerprint you and email you the record, typically within 24-48 hours.
Arizona DPS Public Service Center
2222 W Encanto Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85009
- For those living outside of the Phoenix area (or not wishing to visit DPS in person), you may download and print the Record Review Packet Instructions and fingerprint card and take it to a law enforcement agency to be fingerprinted. The agency may prefer to use a fingerprint card on standard stock. You may use the fingerprint card provided by the printing agency as long as the fingerprint card is the FBI blue standard applicant fingerprint card and all information identified in the instructions, including the agency and official taking the fingerprints, has been entered on the fingerprint card. Once this is completed, follow the mailing instruction included in the Record Review Packet Instructions.
A response, including a copy of any existing criminal record information, will be mailed to you within 15 days of receipt of the completed Record Review Packet by DPS. Once you have received this report, you can email it to michael@RestoreMyCivilRights.com for review with our staff and attorney to best determine how we can assist you in having your convictions set aside, as well as having your civil and gun rights restored.