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Uniform Conviction Information Act
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.
    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.
    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 liabilities.
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.
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