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A person can obtain a copy of his or her criminal record by requesting a Record Review Packet from the NY Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), and following the directions for the completion and submission of a fingerprint card to DCJS along with a fee of $50. There is no fee for the application packet itself; however a fee of $50 must be included when you complete the materials and return them to DCJS to obtain a copy of your record.
The request for a Record Review Packet may be made either by email, standard mail or phone using the contacts shown below:
Send to: RecordReview@dcjs.state.ny.us
You must provide your complete name and mailing address in order to receive a packet.
A sample format of the Email request would be:
Subject: Record Review Packet Request
Message: Please send a copy of the Record Review Packet to me at the address provided. My mailing address is:
JOHN Q PUBLIC
12345 MAIN STREET
MYTOWN NY 12345
RECORD REVIEW UNIT
NEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES
4 TOWER PLACE
ALBANY NY 12203-3764
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