Search Arrest Records
Previously known as the Criminal Records and Identification Division of Missouri, the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) undertakes the responsibility of arrest records per state statute for the state of Missouri. It is one of the divisions at the Missouri State Highway Patrol Department and it maintains the state’s central repository. The criminal files under its charge are updated on a daily basis under the supervision of the County Sheriff’s office. The public can request this information at the CJIS in person, through mail, phone, fax or online. Signed release is not required.
Criminal history record information in Missouri is accessible by both law enforcement and non-law enforcement agencies. It is available in two forms: name-based and fingerprint search at $10 per name and $20 per search respectively. An automated system MACHS (Missouri Automated Criminal History Site) is also provided and any member of the public is allowed to request personal identifier (name-based) background checks through it online.