Directory: Departments of Justice of each State (United States) – Background Checks

Please find below the contact information per State to obtain a criminal background check report for your Puerto Rico Act 20 tax incentive application.

Please note that applicant shareholders will be required to submit a criminal background check for the last state of residence.

Alabama
Alabama Bureau of Investigation
Department of Public Safety
Post Office Box 1511
Montgomery, AL 36102-1511
(334) 353-1100
http://www.alea.gov/home/wfContent.aspx?PLH1=plhACJIC-CriminalHistory

Alaska
Criminal Records and Identification Bureau
Department of Public Safety
5700 East Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK 99507-1225
(907) 269-5767
http://www.dps.state.ak.us/statewide/background/

Arizona
Arizona Department of Public Safety
Post Office Box 6638 Mail Drop 1120
Phoenix, AZ 85005-6638
(602) 223-2000
http://www.azdps.gov/services/records/criminal_history_records/

Arkansas
State Identification Bureau
Arkansas State Police
One State Police Plaza Drive
Little Rock, AR 72209
(501) 618-8500
https://www.ark.org/criminal/index.php

California
Bureau of Criminal Information and Analysis
California Department of Justice
Room G-118
4949 Broadway
Sacramento, CA 95820-1528
(916) 227-3849
appagencyquestions@doj.ca.gov https://oag.ca.gov/fingerprints/security

Colorado
Colorado Bureau of Investigation
690 Kipling Street, Suite 3000
Denver, CO 80215-5825
(303) 239-4201
https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cbi/internet-background-checks

Connecticut
Criminal Justice Information Systems
Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Connecticut State Police
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, CT 06457-9294
(860) 685-8190
http://www.ct.gov/csao/cwp/view.asp?q=428036&csaoNav=

Delaware
Delaware State Bureau of Identification
Post Office Box 430
Dover, DE 19903-0430
(302) 672-5300
http://deljis.delaware.gov/

District of Columbia
Fingerprint Analysis Branch
Metropolitan Police Department
Room 4056
300 Indiana Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 727-4081
http://mpdc.dc.gov/page/automated-fingerprint-identification-section

Florida
Criminal Justice Information Services
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Post Office Box 1489
Tallahassee, FL 32302-1489
(850) 410-7100
http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/cms/Criminal-History-Records/Obtaining-Criminal-History-Information.aspx

Georgia
Georgia Crime Information Center
Georgia Bureau of Investigation
3121 Panthersville Road
Decatur, GA 30037-0808
(404) 270-8403
https://gbi.georgia.gov/obtaining-criminal-history-record-information

Hawaii
Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center
Department of the Attorney General
Room 102, Kekuanao’a Building
465 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813-2911
(808) 587-3110
http://ag.hawaii.gov/hcjdc/criminal-historyrecordscheck/

Idaho
Idaho State Police
Bureau of Criminal Identification
700 South Stratford Drive, Suite 120
Meridian, ID 83642-6251
(208) 884-7136
https://isp.idaho.gov/BCI/

Illinois
Bureau of Identification
Illinois State Police
260 North Chicago Street
Joliet, IL 60432-4075
(815) 740-5160
www.isp.state.il.us/crimhistory/chri.cfm

Indiana
Records Division
Indiana State Police
Indiana Government Center, North
100 North Senate Avenue, RM# N301
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 232-8265
http://www.in.gov/dcs/2363.htm

Iowa
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Division of Criminal Investigation
215 East Seventh Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0045
(515) 725-6010
http://www.dps.state.ia.us/DCI/supportoperations/crimhistory/obtain_records.shtml

Kansas
Information Services Division
Kansas Bureau of Investigation
1620 Southwest Tyler Street
Topeka, KS 66612-1837
(785) 296-8200
http://www.kansas.gov/kbi/criminalhistory/

Kentucky
Criminal Identification and Records Branch
Kentucky State Police
1250 Louisville Road
Frankfort, KY 40601-1907
(502) 227-8700
http://courts.ky.gov/aoc/criminalrecordreports/Pages/default.aspx

Louisiana
Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information
Office of State Police
Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections
Post Office Box 66614 Mail Slip A-6
Baton Rouge, LA 70896-6614
(225) 925-6096
https://ibc.dps.louisiana.gov/faq.aspx

Maine
Maine State Bureau of Identification
45 Commerce Drive, SHA42
Augusta, ME 04333-0042
(207) 624-7200
http://www.maine.gov/dps/Sbi/chri.html

Maryland
Criminal Justice Information Systems
Central Repository
Maryland Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services
Post Office Box 32708
Pikesville, MD 21282-2708
(410) 764-4501
https://www.dpscs.state.md.us/publicservs/bgchecks.shtml

Massachusetts
Massachusetts State Police
State Identification Section
59 Horse Pond Rd.
Sudbury, MA 01776
508-358-3170
http://www.mass.gov/eopss/crime-prev-personal-sfty/bkgd-check/

Michigan
Science, Technology, and Training Bureau
Michigan State Police
Post Office Box 30634
Lansing, MI 48909-0634
(517) 332-2521
http://www.michigan.gov/msp/0,4643,7-123-1878_8311—,00.html

Minnesota
Minnesota Justice Information System
Minnesota Department of Public Safety-BCA
1430 Maryland Avenue East
Saint Paul, MN 55106
(651) 793-2400
https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/bca/Pages/background-checks.aspx

Mississippi
Mississippi Criminal Information Center
Mississippi Department of Public Safety
Post Office Box 958
Jackson, MS 39205-0958
(601) 933-2600
http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/30,0,206.html
https://apps.msdh.ms.gov/fts/

Missouri
Criminal Justice Information Services Division
Missouri State Highway Patrol
Post Office Box 9500
Jefferson City, MO 65102-9500
(573) 526-6153
www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/PatrolDivisions/CRID/crimRecChk.html

Montana
Investigative Support Bureau
Division of Criminal Investigation
Montana Department of Justice
Post Office Box 201417
Helena, MT 59620-1417
(406) 444-9759
https://dojmt.gov/enforcement/background-checks/

Nebraska
Criminal Identification Division
Nebraska State Patrol
Post Office Box 94907
State House Station
Lincoln, NE 68509-4907
(402) 471-4545
http://www.nebraska.gov/clickBackground/

Nevada
Records and Technology Division
Nevada Department of Public Safety
Suite 100
333 West Nye Lane
Carson City, NV 89706
(775) 684-6262
http://gsd.nv.gov/About/UCR/Uniform-Crime-Reporting/

New Hampshire
Criminal Records Unit
Division of State Police
New Hampshire Department of Safety
33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305
(603) 223-8402
https://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/nhsp/ssb/crimrecords/

New Jersey
State Bureau of Identification
New Jersey State Police
Post Office Box 7068
West Trenton, NJ 08628-0068
(609) 882-2000
www.njsp.org/criminal-history-records/

New Mexico
Law Enforcement Records Bureau
New Mexico Department of Public Safety
Post Office Box 1628
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1628
(505) 827-9000
http://www.dps.state.nm.us/index.php/criminal-history-records/records-request/

New York
Record Review Unit
Office of Criminal Justice Operations
New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
80 South Swan Street
Albany, NY 12210
(518) 485-7675
www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/ojis/recordreview.htm

North Carolina
North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation
Post Office Box 29500
Raleigh, NC 27626-0500
(919) 662-4509
http://www.ncdps.gov/Our-Organization/Law-Enforcement/State-Bureau-of-Investigation/Units/Criminal-Information-and-Identification/Background-Checks-FAQ

North Dakota
Bureau of Criminal Investigation
North Dakota Office of the Attorney General
Post Office Box 1054
Bismarck, ND 58502-1054
(701) 328-5500
https://www.ag.nd.gov/bci/CHR/index.html

Ohio
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation
Post Office Box 365
London, OH 43140-0365
(740) 845-2000
www.ocjs.ohio.gov/background_check.stm

Oklahoma
Criminal Identification Section
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
6600 North Harvey
Oklahoma City, OK 73116-7910
(405) 848-6724
https://www.ok.gov/osbi/faqs.html

Oregon
Identification Services Section
Oregon State Police
Building C
3772 Portland Road, Northeast
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 378-3070
http://www.oregon.gov/OSP/Pages/id/public_records.aspx

Pennsylvania
Operational Records Division
Bureau of Records and Identification
Pennsylvania State Police
1800 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110
(717) 783-5599
http://www.psp.pa.gov/Pages/Request-a-Criminal-History-Record.aspx#.V1CJQL7Ozmw

Rhode Island
Bureau of Criminal Identification
Department of Attorney General
150 South Main Street
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 274-4400
http://www.riag.ri.gov/homeboxes/BackgroundChecks.php

South Carolina
Criminal Justice Records Section
South Carolina Law Enforcement Division
Post Office Box 21398
Columbia, SC 29221-4012
(803) 737-9000
http://www.sled.sc.gov/CATCHHome.aspx?MenuID=CATCH

South Dakota
South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation
Mickelson Criminal Justice Center
1302 East Highway 14, Suite 5
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
(605) 773-3331
http://dci.sd.gov/Operations/Identification/BackgroundCheckRequirements/StateOnlyBackgroundCheck.aspx

Tennessee
Records and Identification Section
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
901 RS Gass Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37216-2639
(615) 744-4078
https://www.tn.gov/tbi/article/background-checks

Texas
Crime Records Service
Texas Department of Public Safety
Post Office Box 4143
Austin, TX 78765-4143
(512) 424-2590
https://records.txdps.state.tx.us/dpswebsite/criminalhistory/

Utah
Bureau of Criminal Identification
Utah Department of Public Safety
Post Office Box 148280
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-8280
(801) 965-4939
https://bci.utah.gov/obtaining-utah-criminal-history-records-of-your-employees/

Vermont
Vermont Criminal Information Center
Vermont Department of Public Safety
103 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05671-2101
(802) 244-8727
http://vcic.vermont.gov/

Virginia
Criminal Justice Information Services
Virginia State Police
Post Office Box 27472
Richmond, VA 23261-7472
(804) 674-2000
http://www.vsp.state.va.us/CJIS_Criminal_Record_Check.shtm

Washington
Criminal Records Division
Washington State Patrol
Post Office Box 42619
Olympia, WA 98504-2619
(360) 534-2000
http://www.wsp.wa.gov/crime/crimhist.htm

West Virginia
West Virginia State Police
725 Jefferson Road
South Charleston, WV 25309-1698
(304) 746-2100
http://www.wvsp.gov/Criminal%20Records/Pages/default.aspx

Wisconsin
Crime Information Bureau
Wisconsin Department of Justice
Post Office Box 2718
Madison, WI 53701-2718
(608) 264-6207
https://wi-recordcheck.org/

Wyoming
Criminal Justice Information Section
Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation
208 South College Drive
Cheyenne, WY 82007
(307) 777-7181
http://wyomingdci.wyo.gov/dci-criminal-justice-information-systems-section/criminal-records-section/criminal-history-checks

Guam
Marshal Division
Guam Judicial Center
120 West O’Brien Drive
Hagatna, GU 96910
(671) 475-3315
http://www.guam.gov/?pg=resident_services

Puerto Rico
Technical Services Bureau
Police of Puerto Rico
G.P.O. Box 70166
San Juan, PR 00936
(787) 793-1234
https://servicios.pr.gov/info (Spanish)

U.S. Virgin Islands
National Criminal History Improvement Program
Law Enforcement Planning Commission
8172 Sub Base, Suite #3
Saint Thomas, VI 00802-5803
(340) 774-6400
http://www.vipd.gov.vi/Departments/Office_of_the_Police_Commissioner/Records_Bureau.aspx

 

Should you have any questions on how to go about the application of a Puerto Rico Act 20 tax incentive application, be sure to contact me below.


Miguel Nicolas Moreda, CPA, CIRA

Miguel Nicolas is the founder of Porto Capital. Prior to working as a financial and restructuring advisor for small and medium-sized businesses, he worked at GFR Media Real Estate Division as Finance Manager. Before that, he worked in the Business Advisory Division at Ernst & Young US, LLP in the United States.

He is holds an undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Puerto Rico. He also possess graduate degrees from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law and IE Business School in Spain. Miguel is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA).

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