On January 1, 1991, the Uniform Conviction Information Act (UCIA)
became law in Illinois. This act mandates that all criminal history
record conviction information collected and maintained by the Illinois
State Police, Bureau of Identification, be made available to the public
pursuant to 20 ILCS 2635/1 et seq. This law permits only conviction
information to be disseminated to the public. All requests for UCIA
information must be submitted on a Conviction Information Request
form. These forms are available from the Bureau of Identification.
Each form has a unique processing control number. Consequently, copies
can not be processed. All inquiries must be submitted on an original
form. There are two types of Conviction Information Request forms
which can be used to request UCIA information. These forms include
a non-fingerprint request form and a fingerprint request form.
NON-FINGERPRINT CONVICTION INFORMATION REQUEST FORM
Form ISP6-405B is to be used to initiate a request that is based
on alpha-numeric subject identifiers. Such requests will result
in a search of the Illinois State Police's computerized criminal
history record files to produce a subject record which matches
identifiers used in the search (e.g., name, sex, race, and date
of birth). Any criminal history record information furnished as
a result of a non-fingerprint based computerized criminal history
check is based solely on a search of the identifiers provided
in the request. It is not uncommon for criminal offenders to use
alias names and dates of birth which could adversely affect the
results of a non-fingerprint based search of the Illinois State
Police's computerized criminal history record information files.
The fee to process a NON-FINGERPRINT request is $16.00. The
fee for all checks not drawn on United States banks is $30.00.
FINGERPRINT CONVICTION INFORMATION REQUEST FORM
Form ISP6-404B is to be used to initiate a fingerprint-based record
search of the Illinois State Police's criminal history record
information files. Any criminal history record information provided
as a result of a fingerprint based criminal history record information
search confirms positive identification of the subject to whom
the fingerprints belong contained on the fingerprint request form.
The fee to process a FINGERPRINT request is $20.00 ($50.00
if the check is not drawn on a United States bank.)
Always record the processing control number which is located in
the top right-hand corner of the UCIA request form. This number is
used in tracking the status of the request form.
Each request form must be accompanied by a check or money order
in the appropriate amount made payable to the Illinois State Police.
No other form of payment will be accepted. Only one name per inquiry
is allowed. Maiden names must be submitted as a separate request along
with the appropriate fee. Multiple requests may be submitted together
with a single check or money order to cover the total costs. Additional
information regarding UCIA inquiry procedures is contained on the
request form. All UCIA requests must be made in accordance with the
instructions contained on the form. Failure to follow the instructions
may result in the return of the form unprocessed. Any fees received
for requests that are returned unprocessed will be forfeited.
Any person who intentionally and knowingly requests, obtains or
seeks to obtain conviction information under false pretenses, disseminates
inaccuracies or incomplete conviction information ,or violates any
other provision of 20 ILCS 2635/1 et seq. may be guilty of a crime
punishable by up to one year of imprisonment and/or may incur civil
To order UCIA request forms or obtain further information regarding the UCIA program, please contact the Illinois State Police,
Bureau of Identification, located at 260 North Chicago Street, Joliet,
Illinois 60431-1060 or phone (815) 740-5160. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.