A criminal record check lets you view someone's available criminal history. The types of criminal records are name-based court arraignment records and fingerprint-supported arrest records.
The Firearms Records Bureau is the Commonwealth's repository for all firearms license and transaction data, issues non-resident firearms licenses and resident alien permits, and provides guidance to local licensing officers.
If you have been impacted by a crime, you may be able to receive certain services from several state agencies.
Non-criminal justice agencies and organizations looking to access Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) for a valid educational, scientific, or other purpose must request permission from the Department of Criminal Justice Information Services.
Vendors of criminal justice related hardware, software and services must get approval from the Department of Criminal Justice Information Services prior to connecting to, or interacting with, the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS).
Learn how to request public records from the Department of Criminal Justice Information Services.