Background Check

The Champaign Police Department provides name/background check processing for various purposes including employment, adoption, and immigration.

Persons seeking to have a background processed must provide a valid photo ID showing their signature and date of birth.

Background Check processing is available:

  • Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM


  • $10 per Name Check
  • Payments may be made via cash or check only.

Please note:

  • We provide background checks for the City of Champaign only.
  • Conviction records are public and can be obtained at the Champaign County Circuit Clerk’s Office.
  • If an employer is requesting information on a prospective employee, a signed release form from the individual in question is required before information can be released. The Champaign Police Department cannot release arrest information without consent from the individual.

Contact Us

Champaign Police Department
82 E. University Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergency: 217-333-8911
Front Desk: 217-351-4545
217-403-6904 (fax)