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RECORDS DIVISION
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

(401) 294-3316 ext. 8246
Please allow 2-3 business days for reports to become available

Accident Report Information

Reports can be obtained in person at the North Kingstown Police station.  There is no charge for accident reports.

AS OF SEPTEMPER 1ST, 2013 STATE ACCIDENT REPORTS ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED

DMV has changed its policy and no longer requires motorists to file the form entitled the Motor Vehicle Accident Report (more commonly referred to as the State Crash Report). Now when a person is involved in a crash where there is bodily injury or damage in excess of $1,000 they will only be required to file a Uniform Crash Report, also known as the "Police Report". This report is generated by state and local law enforcement officials, usually at the scene of the crash, and will now be accepted by DMV in lieu of the State Report. The crash report is automatically sent to the RI Department of Transportation (DOT) where crash statistics are tabulated. DMV receives the crash information from DOT every day, eliminating an additional step for motorists.

Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles
600 New London Ave
Cranston , RI 02920
401-462-4DMV
Click here for DMV Web Site and directions to branch locations

 

VIN Checks
VIN checks seven days a week
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
** Subject to officer availability **
VIN checks conducted at the North Kingstown Police Department are for North Kingstown residents only. Those seeking VIN Checks should contact the police department in the town in which they reside. 

  • A valid registration and bill of sale or title is required
  • The vehicle must be present for the officer to visually inspect the VIN
  • A state required fee of ten dollars ($10.00) will be charged for the VIN check (Exact change or check made out to Town of North Kingstown)
  • A VIN check is required for any vehicle 10 years old or newer


Access to Public Records Information
PUBLIC RECORD REQUEST FORM CLICK HERE
This act governs the public’s right to inspect and/or copy public documents. The Act mandates that, with the exception of twenty-two statutorily enumerated categories of documents, all records maintained or kept on file by any public body shall be public records, subject to inspection and/or copying by any individual, at reasonable times established by the custodian of the record.
Routine requests for copies of accidents/reports etc. will remain the same. No information or records will be disclosed that divulge information regarding:

  • Child Custody
  • Juvenile proceedings before the Family Court
  • Would interfere with a Criminal Investigation
  • Would deprive a person of a right to a fair trial or impartial adjudication
  • Could reasonably be expected to constitute an invasion of personal privacy
  • Reveal a confidential source or information from the source
  • Would disclose techniques, procedures or guidelines for law enforcement investigations or prosecutions.
  • Could endanger the life and physical safety of an individual

Property Release Information
Property is available for release 24/7 by appointment only. Currency and other valuables are released, Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm.
Property may be released to the owner of record with proper identification. Accepted forms of identification include a drivers license, government issued ID card, or a certified birth certificate.
If the property to be released belongs to another person, that person must have in addition to identification, a notarized letter authorizing power of attorney. These documents must include the owner's name, address, phone number, a description of the property, and the name of the owner's designee.
Evidence may be released by the officer of record, or by presentation of a court disposition form indicating that the case has been disposed of. Weapons seized for either safekeeping or as evidence may only be released with the approval of the Chief of Police.

Background Checks (North Kingstown Residents Only)
Contact the Detective Division:  401-294-3316 ext. 8211
  

  • Monday - Thursday 2:30pm - 3:30pm
  • By Appointment only, for town residents only
  • Call 294-3316 ext 8211 to arrange for an appointment            
    Disqualifying info can be found under RIGL 23-17-37, 11-37-8.1 and 11-37-8.3
    Rhode Island General Laws

A BCI (Bureau of Criminal Identification) check without fingerprints can also be completed through the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office.
Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office
150 South Main St.
Providence, RI 02903
401-274-4400
Map/Directions

Charitable Gaming Forms

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE NORTH KINGSTOWN POLICE RECORDS DIVISION

A $5.00 CHECK PAYABLE TO THE RHODE ISLAND STATE POLICE

A $5.00 CHECK PAYBALE TO THE TOWN OF NORTH KINGSTOWN

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