Criminal Records

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Due to Technical Difficulties, the phone system in our Independence Criminal Records department is currently down. Please reach out to our Kansas City, MO Criminal Records at (816) 881-4350. Thank you.

The Department of Criminal Records is responsible for maintaining case file records in criminal and traffic matters before the 16th Judicial Circuit Court. These records consist of documentation of traffic violations and of misdemeanor and felony charges against individuals.

The Department maintains two (2) office locations: The Albert Riederer Community Justice Complex at 1315 Locust, Kansas City, MO, and in the Independence Courthouse at 308 W Kansas, Suite 127, Independence, MO. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Criminal History Searches/Background Checks:

Any requests for criminal history searches or background checks must be directed to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The Department of Criminal Records does not provide general information regarding criminal history, case status, nor do we perform background checks on individuals. The Missouri State Highway Patrol maintains the central repository for the State and collects information from all law enforcement agencies, prosecutorial agencies and courts statewide. For contact information, follow link Request for Criminal History/Background Report.

General criminal information may also be available on