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 24 hours a day at the police station for Charlestown Residents Only.


$15.00 check or money order 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 only) for the following:

Adoption - $40 fee pursuant to RIGL 15-7-11

Foster Parents * NO FEE* purusant to RIGL 14-1-34

Day care workers $40 pursuant to RIGL 40-13.2-5.2

Public/Private schools $40 pursuant to RIGL 16-2-18.1 MUST HAVE CONDITIONAL OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT
2ND AND 3RD PARTY contractors for school departments must now be fingerprinted.

Massage License $40 pursuant to RIGL 23-20.8-3

Medical Marijuana Caregiver $40 pursuant to RIGL 21-28.6-14

Mental Health Facilities NO FEE pursuant to RIGL40.1-25.1-3

Firearm Carry permit (State or local) NO FEE

Effective 10/1/2014 - ALL employees of Healthcare. Nursing facilities and adult day care must report to the Attorney Generals Office for Nationwide background checks.


School Volunteers - $5 fee for Statewide BCI check MUST HAVE FORM FROM SCHOOL

Please contact 401-213-6939 to schedule an appointment, or if you have any questions on the above.

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