Certified Criminal History Checks

Online:

In our continuing effort to better serve our customers (on-line, rather than in-line), the Clerk's Office has added a new feature to our online services that allows both attorneys and the public to request Certified Criminal History checks associated with Felony, Misdemeanor and/or Civil Infraction cases.  Online payment can be made with an American Express, Visa or MasterCard, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.

The Criminal History Check (CHIS letter) can be requested at Criminal Justice - Case Search (select Defendant tab).

By Mail

Felonies:
Miami-Dade County - Criminal Division
Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building
1351 NW 12th St., Suite 9000
Miami, Florida 33125

Misdemeanors:
Miami-Dade County - Criminal Division
Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building
1351 NW 12th St., Suite 8100
Miami, Florida 33125

Traffic:
Miami-Dade County - Criminal Division
Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building
1351 NW 12th St., Suite 124
Miami, Florida 33125

Please include the following with your request:

  • Defendant's Name
  • Case Number 
  • Case Year
  • Date of Birth
  • Mail appropriate fee:
    Certified copies are $7, or if you do not know the year/case number, an additional search fee of $2 per year, per name will be added for every year searched.
  • Self-addressed stamped envelope

In Person:

Perform an Online History Check using the computers available at:
Miami-Dade County - Criminal Division
Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building
1351 NW 12th St., Suite 9000
Miami, Florida 33125

Business Hours:  9 am - 4 pm, Monday - Friday,
(Except on County-Observed Holidays)

Method of payments accepted:

  • Cash (only in person)
  • Cashier Check or Money Order
    Payable to: Clerk of Courts
  • Visa, MasterCard or American Express
  • No personal checks.