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Criminal History Services

The Indiana State Police offers several services to those needing to interact with their criminal history records. Please review the service descriptions below, and click the appropriate button to learn more.

If you are uncertain which type of Criminal History Service you need, please check with the person or organization that asked you to obtain your criminal history.

Completeness of this information is based upon county participation.

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Name-based Indiana Limited Criminal History

A Limited Criminal History report contains only felonies and misdemeanor arrests within the State of Indiana. A Limited Criminal History search is based upon a subject's name, date of birth, race, and gender, and if needed, Social Security Number and place of birth. This report does not include criminal history information from other states.  Consider using the fingerprint based National Full Criminal History to obtain the most complete criminal history.

On May 31, 2019 we are changing to a new and improved system for Limited History Checks.  The new system is enhanced to provide better outcomes by including additional data fields to provide more accurate results. Most of the changes will not be noticed by the user however, all will greatly improve the overall LCH process.


Instead of two responses as seen on the old system, there will now be the possibility of one of four responses/statuses received. The results that you get from this new system will be the following:


  • Indiana Criminal History Transcript (a criminal history record is available based upon the information provided)
  • No Record (this indicates that based on the data provided there is no criminal history present in Indiana)
  • Additional Information Needed (asks for additional information or it is suggested that for the most accurate results a Fingerprintbased National Background check is obtained)
  • Under Manual Review (further research by ISP will need to be conducted to determine LCH status)


As a reminder the LCH product is name and date of birth only on Indiana records. For a more complete criminal history record it is recommended that a full national fingerprint-based background check be conducted to ensure the most accurate results.

Fingerprint-based Indiana Full Criminal History A fingerprint-based Indiana Full Criminal History report contains all reported arrests, charges, and dispositions within the State of Indiana. It does not contain Federal arrests or arrests by agencies outside of Indiana. This report is used principally for a Criminal Record Review Challenge.
Fingerprint-based National Full Criminal History A fingerprint-based National Full Criminal History report contains all reported arrests, charges, and dispositions from all state and federal jurisdictions in the United States. This is the most complete criminal history report available.
Expunging Indiana Criminal History Records contained within an individual’s criminal history file may be expunged or sealed under Indiana law. Once an expungement or seal is granted, the verified petition and order granting the petition is forwarded to the Indiana State Police Expungement Section by the local court for processing.

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