Records Unit

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The Police Records Division is located at Police Headquarters, 828 Martin Luther King Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. The Records Division is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM.

Available to the Public

Police Incident Reports** $.10 cents per page
Limited Fingerprinting (See Below) $15.00 for 3 cards, $10 each additional card
Local Criminal History Check
(Chapel Hill Jurisdiction only)†
$15.00 per person
Mailing/Fax Fees $1.00 per document
Noise Permits (7 days in advance) $50.00 each
Solicitation Permit Application fee $10.00 per person
Solicitation Permits (60 days) $10.00 each
Solicitation Permit Renewals (60 days) $5.00 each
Precious Metal Business Permit $180.00 each
Precious Metal/Taxi Fingerprints $38.00 each
Taxi Franchise Application Fee $10.00 each
Taxi Franchise Renewal Fee $5.00 each
Taxi Driver's Permit Application Fee $10.00 each
Taxi Driver Permits $10.00 each for 2 year renewal
Taxi Inspection Fees $10.00 per vehicle
Towed Vehicle Storage $5.00 for first 24 hours, $10.00 for each additional 24 hours
Police Patch $5.00
Return Check Charge $25.00 per check
Vehicle Request for Secondary Employment $25.00 per hour (not to exceed $125/day)
Video Requests $20.00 per disc

**Accident, Incident and Arrest Records may be requested by mail and can be faxed upon request.  There is an additional mailing / faxing fee of $1.00.   Note:  front and back copies reflect a fee of 2 copies.

†A local criminal history obtained from the Chapel Hill Police Department will contain only arrests by the Chapel Hill Police Department.   For a record that covers Orange County including Chapel Hill, contact the Orange County Clerk of Court at (919) 732-8181.

Fingerprinting Hours

Fingerprinting will be done by appointment only.  The Chapel Hill Police Department only provides fingerprinting services for the following:

  • ABC Permit Applicants
  • Public Housing Applicants
  • Town of Chapel Hill Employment Applicants
  • Taxi Franchise/Driver Applicants
  • Precious Metal Business Applicants

Fingerprinting will be on Monday and Wednesday between the hours of 2:00pm and 4:00pm.

Appointments can be scheduled in advance by calling 919-968-2760.

The Chapel Hill Police Department is not a designated fingerprinting agency for the Immigration and Naturalization service, (INS).  For further information please call 1-800-375-5283.

Available only to Attorneys with active cases:

NC Driving History Checks $5.00 each
NC Criminal History Checks $15.00 each

Forms must be completed and notarized as required. Forms can be picked up at the Records Office during regular business hours. If additional assistance is needed please call 919-968-2760 or email

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