The Police Records Division is part of the Administrative Services Division of the Police Department and provides support service to the Department, the community, and other agencies. Often times, it is the first point of contact between citizens and the Police Department.
The Section is responsible for the processing, distribution, and retention of all police documents, including offense/incident reports, traffic citations, warrants, and crash reports. Tens of thousands of records are processed through the Records Section each year for data entry.
The Carpentersville Police Department utilizes the LexisNexis eCrash system for all traffic accidents reported after November 1, 2021. Click on the link below to obtain copies of traffic accident reports that meet the above criteria.
Copies of a traffic accident report reported prior to November 1, 2021 can be purchased through the records department for $5.00 each.
Background checks of Carpentersville records are available for no charge to any individual who shows a proper identification.
Copies of police reports can be obtained through the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by submitting a FOIA form (police only). Requests can take up to seven days.
Parking tickets are paid for at the Finance Department in the Village Hall. Parking tickets can also be paid online. To dispute a parking ticket, you can bring the parking ticket to the police department and speak with the on-duty supervisor.
Moving tickets must be paid to the Kane County Circuit Clerk. They cannot be paid directly to the police department. They can also not be disputed through the police department. If you wish to dispute a moving ticket, you must appear in court on your given court date.
Solicitor permits are issued through the Police Department's Records Division, Monday - Friday, 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM. There is a $40.00 fee for each permit. The solicitor permit is good for the month it is issued only. A picture ID must be presented, and a records check will be conducted.
Once a solicitor permit is issued, the following regulations apply:
- Hours of soliciting (all days): 9 AM to sunset (but not later than 8 PM), or 9 AM to 6 PM if sunset occurs prior to 6 PM.
- Solicitors must have the Carpentersville Police Department-issued solicitor's ID badge on outer clothing, so it is visible to residents.
- No soliciting at residences that have NO SOLICITORS/ PEDDLERS signs displayed.