Criminal History / Background Check / Sex Offender Name Search

To determine which form to use, please view the information on the Criminal Record Check web page.

National Criminal Background Check For Employees or Volunteers (SP-325)
This form is used for employees or volunteers that provide care to children, the elderly or disabled.
A completed fingerprint card must accompany each SP-325. (Previously SP-24 - revised in 2019 to SP-325)

In order to submit this form, an account must be established with Virginia State Police. Contact VSP at (804) 674-4683 or (804) 674-4685 for information regarding the process.

Virginia Criminal History Request Form SP-167/SP-230
This form must be printed and mailed to the Virginia State Police.

If you are unable to print this form, contact the Help Desk at (804) 674-2131.
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Request for Fingerprints (SP-126) -- Non-Criminal Justice Purposes
NOTE: VA Code § 19.2-392 authorizes a fee, not to exceed $10.00 for the first set and $5.00 for additional sets, be collected for the taking of fingerprints when voluntarily requested by any person for purposes other than criminal arrests.

Employment

Volunteer Application:

Fingerprinting Best Practices

Fingerprinting Best Practices 

Firearms

Concealed Handgun Permit Application (SP-248 Revised 07-16-2020) 

(Virginia residents: complete and submit to the Circuit Court in the jurisdiction where you reside.  Nonresidents:  Instructions are available at Nonresident Concealed Handguns.)

NOTE: Due to a high volume of applications, the current processing time for nonresident concealed handgun permits is 5 to 6 months.

Concealed Handgun Permit Change of address form and request for replacement permit (SP-248A Revised 07-01-2017) 

(Virginia residents: complete and submit to the Circuit Court in the jurisdiction where you reside.  Nonresidents:  Instructions are available at Nonresident Concealed Handguns.)

Multiple Handgun Purchase Application (SP-207 Revised 07-01-2020) 

Firearms Dealer Registration (SP-69) 
(Submit by mail or fax (804) 674-2791. A SP-69B is required.)

Firearms Seller Exemption Request (SP-69B)

Firearms Show Notification Form (SP-190) 
(Submit three copies; all original ink, or one original and two photocopies).

Machine Gun Registration Application (SP-115) 
(Submit one completed application per machine gun; signature must be original ink and application must be notarized).

Query of Lost or Stolen Firearms (SP-315) 
This form is available to all firearm dealers registered with the State Police Firearms Transaction Center as of January 1, 2015, and is authorized by Section 18.2-308.2:4 of the Code of Virginia.

NICS Indices Submission (SP-329) 
(This form is for all law enforcement agencies in the Commonwealth of Virginia for entry of a firearm disqualification record in the NICS Indices.)

Disposition of Firearms DOF form (SP-326)  (SP-329) 
(This form is for all law enforcement agencies in the Commonwealth of Virginia for release or return of a confiscated firearm)

Incident Based Reporting (IBR)

Please contact VSP IBR office at ibradmin@vsp.virginia.gov for Use of Force (formerly Officer-Involved Shooting) reporting.

Missing

Virginia Missing Children Information Clearinghouse Report (SP-183)
(see SP-67 for Missing PERSON report.)

Virginia Missing Person Information Clearinghouse Report (SP-67)
(see SP-183 for Missing CHILD report.)

Scrap Metal Transaction Form

Virginia Scrap Metal Transaction Form (SP-313/SP-313A)
Please refer to Code of Virginia Sections 59.1-12159.1-136.359.1-136.5 for information about use of this form.