Records Division

Accident Reports


Can be obtained at the station for $10.00 or online at the following link:

 VIN Checks


If the title is from another state or the vehicle was registered in another state, and the model year of the vehicle is 2001 or newer, a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) check is required before you register the car.


Checks are done Monday - Friday from 0800 - 1600 hrs at the police station for Charlestown Residents Only.


$15.00 fee and you must bring the vehicle and the title (or copy.)


Criminal Background Checks


The Charlestown Police Department conducts criminal background checks for Charlestown Residents by appointment for the following:

Fingerprinting: $35 fee; includes Statewide BCI
Adoption: $35 fee, pursuant to RIGL 15-7-11
Foster Parents: No fee pursuant to RIGL 14-1-34
Child Care Employees:  No fee pursuant to RIGL 40-13.2-5
Private/Public Schools: $35 fee, pursuant to RIGL 16-2-18.1
Massage License: $35 fee, pursuant to RIGL 23-20.8-3
Firearm License or Federal Employees w/ fingerprint card: No fee
BCI Checks ONLY : $5 Fee
Healthcare Facilities
Assisted Living Facilities
The following must be conducted through the RI Attorney General's Office:
School Volunteers / Chaperones
Pre-School / Nursery School Employees
College Interns
Nursing Employment

*All requests must be paid by Check or Money Order Only, NO Cash.