50 West Main St., Meriden, CT 06451
Hours of Operation: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
|David Puska||Records Supervisor||203-630-6256|
|Amy Kiewlen||Records Clerk||203-630-6315|
|Susan Martel||Records Clerk||203-630-6237|
|Tom Turski||Records Clerk||203-630-6313|
Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) we are required to disclose certain records when a request is made in writing. However, some records may not be available for release due to certain exceptions, or reports may have been destroyed in accordance with state statute.
Accident Reports are available 10 days after the accident occurred. Accidents are generally available for public release unless there are criminal charges pending. Public release must await the final court disposition of any criminal charges. Accidents, except fatalities, may be destroyed after ten years.
Incident Reports involving an arrest are not available until the case has released and a final disposition has been received by the Meriden Police Department from the court. Juvenile arrests are not releasable. You must request information through the juvenile court.
Active Investigations - in most cases these records are not accessible.
Uncorroborated allegations - access to these reports is denied by law.
Certain Identities - the identities of certain individuals are exempted from disclosure by statute: Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Risk of Injury victims and certain witnesses (as well as their signed statements) and confidential sources.
Juvenile Information - all requests must be made to the Juvenile Court. We are forbidden by law from releasing juvenile arrest information
Parking Ticket - payments can be made in person or by mailing a check to the police department.
Fingerprinting - this schedule varies week to week. Appointments are not accepted. Please call 203-630-6313 for availability.
Cash or Check only
Requests for police reports must be in writing: PoliceRecords@meridenct.gov
Police Reports (Accident or Incident) Certified copies $1.00 first page
$.50 each additional page
Accessing reports for electronic imaging $20.00 fee
Criminal Background Checks $10.00
Background Checks are only completed for the City of Meriden. If you need a statewide background check you can visit the Department of Public Safety’s (State Police) website: http://www.ct.gov/dps
CD with photos $12.00 per CD
After four false alarms in a rolling year $25.00 Residential
Fee for Failure to register an alarm system $100.00
Fingerprinting $15.00 per ink card
*Must have photo ID
Vendor Permits $150.00
Soliciting Permits $10.00 Background Check Fee
Temporary Pistol Permit $132.00
*This fee includes the cost of fingerprints