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Clearance Letters

Criminal Clearance Letters
At some point in time you may find yourself in need of a Clearance Letter. This is a document that contains information about your clean criminal record. These letters are sometimes needed when applying for a visa, other travel purposes, or when adopting a child. You may request one from the Records Unit located at:
  • College Place Police Department
    625 S. College Ave.
    College Place, WA 99324
You can receive this service in person or by mail at the address above. If you make your request by mail, you will need to include a notarized document verifying that you are the person on the identification provided. Every attempt will be made to mail your clearance letter to you within five business days from the date we receive your request.

Required Information

In order to assist you with the preparation of a clearance letter you will need to provide the following information:
  • Your current name
  • Any previous names or nicknames you’ve used
  • Your complete date of birth
  • Your current address
  • A phone number where you can be reached during our normal business hours
  • At your option, your social security number

Please bring or send a copy of your current ID (Washington State driver’s license or ID card preferred).

The fee is $10 for each clearance letter. Fees may be paid by cash (in person only), a personal check (made payable to the City of College Place) or money order.