Criminal Background Checks

Background Checks can be performed on an individual with their consent to confirm that there are no criminal records on file with the Elmira Police Department. This is an excellent tool for landlords, employers, organizations, etc.

To request a background check, download the Police Background Check Form. Have the person consenting to a background check complete the top portion. Complete the middle section and return to the Elmira Police Department Records Bureau at 312 Lake St. Elmira, New York or fax to (607) 737-5783.

***Consent must include a copy of the consenting persons picture ID***

When the background check is complete, you will be notified and you will have to pick up the results at the Elmira Police Department. You must bring current identification with you and the fee for the background check. The fee is $25.00.

Download the Police Background Check Form