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    Police Reports & Criminal Record Check Requests

    Incident Verification

    • Verification of an incident can be obtained from The Records Unit by the complainant, victim or property owner.  Copies of case records on file with the police department are released only to law enforcement officers or pursuant to a subpoena.  Incident verifications will not be available until at least 48 hours after the report was taken.
    • A $10.00 search and service fee in the form of cash, money order or check made payable to the Lynchburg City Police Department is required.  The request may be made in person or by mail.

    Traffic Accident Reports

    • A copy of an accident report can be obtained from The Records Unit.  Accident reports will not be available until at least 48 hours after the report was taken.
    • Certain restrictions apply to accident reports released.  Only individuals involved, persons injured, owners of property damaged as a result of a traffic accident, or an agent acting on those individuals’ behalf may obtain a copy of an accident report from the Lynchburg Police Department.
    • A $10.00 search and service fee per print in the form of cash, money order or check made payable to the Lynchburg Police Department is required.  The request may be made in person or by mail.
    • To obtain an Accident Report or Incident Verification by mail, please print & fill out a Accident Verification Report (by clicking this link) and mail it to the address below, along with $10.00 (check or money order) and a stamped self-addressed envelope.
    Lynchburg Police Department 
    905 Court Street 
    Lynchburg, VA  24504

    To Obtain Criminal Records Checks 

    (Adult arrests that occurred in the City of Lynchburg, VA. ONLY)

    •  If you wish to obtain your criminal arrest record, or if you are entitled to obtain the criminal arrest record of another in accordance with Title 19.2-389 of the Code of Virginia, click Arrest Record Check Notarized to download a printable form. There is a $15.00 fee per record check for this service.
    • If you wish to obtain the criminal arrest record of another, and are not entitled to do so in accordance with Title 19.2-389 of the Code of Virginia, click Criminal Background Release Form to download a printable form.  There is a $15.00 fee per record check for this service. 
    • Fill out the form completely, have it notarized and enclose a check or money order payable to the City of Lynchburg ($15 for each record check) and mail it to:
    Lynchburg Police Department
    Attn: Records Unit
    905 Court Street
    Lynchburg, VA 24504 

    Please allow at least 5 business days for delivery.

    For more information contact the Lynchburg Police Department Records Unit (434) 455-6069 or Marsha.Ryan@lynchburgva.gov

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