Records Division

Department Information

50 West Main St., Meriden, CT 06451
Hours of Operation: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
*excluding holidays

David Puska Records Supervisor 203-630-6256    
Nicole Olive Records Clerk 203-630-6315      
Tanya Cardona Records Clerk 203-630-6237      
Roxanne Clark 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 an exemption applies. Accidents reports, except fatalities, may be destroyed after ten years.

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 - payment can be made in person, M-F 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Records Division or by mailing a check or money order made out to "Meriden Police Department", Records Division, 50 West Main St., Meriden, CT 06451.

Fingerprinting - this schedule varies week to week. Appointments are not accepted. Please call 203-630-6313 for availability.  

 Report Fees     
Cash or Check only

Requests for police reports must be in writing:

Fax:  203-630-6257

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:

CD with photos                                                                              $15.00 per CD, plus an additional $.50 per photo

CD with documents                                                                       $15.00 per CD, plus an additional .50 per page

 Alarm Fees 

After four false alarms in a rolling year                           $25.00 Residential

                                                                                              $100.00 Business

Fee for Failure to register an alarm system                     $100.00

                                                                Click here to view the City's Alarm Ordinance

 Other Fees

Fingerprinting                                                                        $15.00 per ink card    

    *Must have photo ID

 Vendor Permits                                                                      $150.00


Soliciting Permits                                                                   $10.00 Background Check Fee

Temporary Pistol Permit                                                        $158.25 - $88.25 is payable upon application.
                                                                                                 Once approved, $70.00 is payable upon issuance.              

*This fee includes the cost of fingerprints