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Hours of operation
You may conduct a record check at any time between the hours of 4:00 AM and Midnight, Central Time, every day. The Kansas Central Repository is unavailable from Midnight to 4:00 AM each day for scheduled maintenance.
Kansas criminal history records
Historical records of arrests and dispositions for criminal activity in Kansas are maintained in the Central Repository at the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. The Central Repository database receives summary information for these events from contributing police departments, sheriff's offices, prosecutors and courts throughout the state.
The criminal history information maintained by the KBI includes felony and misdemeanor arrests, prosecution data, court dispositions and information of incarceration in state-operated confinement facilities. The Central Repository does not contain data from any other state or federal agency.
Kansas Central Repository criminal history records are organized by individual identity so that all the offenses committed by that person are kept in chronological order within a single file. The offenses are associated with the subject of the record based upon fingerprint identification.
When criminal history record information is released, it is printed in an abstract of record commonly referred to as a " rap sheet."
Who may request criminal history records
Any individual, company or organization is entitled to obtain criminal history record information from the Kansas Central Repository at the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
What criminal history record information is released
The general public may obtain the following types of adult conviction criminal history information:
What criminal history record information IS NOT released
The general public is not permitted to receive the following types of criminal history record information from the Central Repository:
Other types of record checks to consider
The following types of record checks are available from the Kansas Central Repository through the mail:
A number of Kansas statutes and federal public laws require certain government agencies to use criminal history records in the performance of their responsibilities. Federal, state and local governments are entitled to criminal history records in accordance with the laws and regulations that establish that entitlement. Government agencies may conduct record checks on this web site or may arrange other access through coordination with the KBI. For further information and instructions, go to the Record Checks by Government Agencies page.
Identifying the subject of the record check
There are two ways to conduct a record check; by name or by fingerprints.
For a name-based record check, you must know the subject's first and last names and date of birth. If you also know the subject's social security number (SSN), middle name, alias names, height, weight, race, place of birth, residence and occupation, these additional items of information may be helpful in locating the record or determining that the subject has no record. For additional information and tips on conducting a name search go to the FAQ page.
Fingerprint identification is the preferred method of searching the Central Repository. The criminal history records in the Central Repository are tied to the fingerprints taken at the time of the subject's arrest and submitted by the arresting agency. If you can obtain a set of fingerprints from the person whose record you are searching, then those fingerprints will be searched against the Central Repository fingerprint database. The accuracy of such a search is almost 100%.
Fees for public record checks
Name-based record checks are $20.00 per individual. Fingerprint-based record checks are $35.00 per individual.