State Bureau of Identification of Maine State, maintains the central repository of Criminal History Record Information (CHRI). The major duty of the repository is to collect, file, and preserve criminal background records reported to SBI by law enforcement agency. The Maine State Police, State Bureau of Identification is the State agency which is responsible for keeping, maintaining and distributing the criminal background record information of the state.
Criminal background record information includes, the summarized information concerning the passage of a mature person through the criminal justice system. The criminal background record information is comprised of data, supplied by law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, courts and correctional facilities of the state of Maine.
The central repository is also responsible for providing the general public and criminal justice agencies, the facility to check anyone’s criminal background. The Maine State Repository limits the criminal background check only for felony and misdemeanor convictions. The state of Maine offered two types of criminal background checks, the Name-Based Checks and Fingerprint-Based Checks.
Access to Maine Background Criminal Records
An individual has a criminal background record in the state of Maine, can be checked by consulting the state repository, relevant county criminal court records and civil court records. All the 16 counties of the state allow background check via phone or mail without signed release. Cost per individual for statewide check and for county check is $22 and $20 respectively. Within 3-5 days, the required check results are e-mailed or faxed on request. Full Name, Date of Birth, City, Social Security Number, and alias (if any) must be furnished to perform a check.
Obtaining Maine Criminal Background Records Offline
The Maine criminal background check can be performed by the ordinary people through various databases, launched in order to keep criminal records databases throughout the state for general public. These criminal background records databases are maintained by law enforcement agencies. There are several resources listed below to aid a person in carrying out the background check.
To obtain information on Maine criminal records and to perform background check, following procedures can be followed according to the reason for which the record is
To check criminal background check, the request must be submitted in written form with the reason for making the request. Date of birth, first and the last names with pseudonym or maiden names and a return address must be incorporated in the application. Send the fully filled application form to the following address:
Maine State Police,
State Bureau of Identification,
42 State House Station, Augusta,
- In order to get a certified copy of a criminal background check, a person can contact at the address given below:
Maine State Criminal Records
Maine Bureau of Identification
State House Station #42
Augusta, ME 04333
P: (207) 624-7240
F: (207) 287-3421
The Maine criminal background checks can be obtained from online services, provided to the general people by various websites. Some sites allow free background check whereas some required a particular amount of fee for this purpose.