Frequently Asked Questions


 Permits & Records Checks

​The Records Department is located in Building 11 at 2509 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456 and is open for operation Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The Records Department is closed on city holidays. No permits are issued after 4 p.m.  Fingerprinting services are not available between 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. and after 4 p.m. Cash and personal checks are accepted as payments. An ATM machine is located in the lobby for your convenience.  Fees for all applications are non-refundable.

Forms are provided below to download and complete prior to arriving. It is very important to follow the instructions available with each form. Some applications require multiple copies. Please note: you will need to print the required number of copies individually. Where signatures are required, you must individually sign each copy or use carbon paper between the copies.  

​Service ​Fee

Concealed Handgun Permit Application - City of Virginia Beach residents who are at least 21 years of age may apply. Bring valid picture ID and any documentation necessary to prove competency. Permit is valid for 5 years.


​Fingerprinting of Individual - bring valid picture ID. Cards will be provided, if you do not bring your own.  Service is not available between 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. and after 4 p.m.

$10 - First Card
$5 - Each Additional Card

Landowner Hunting Permit Application - Completed forms must be submitted to the precinct where the land is located.  


Record Check and Report by Name Application (Local Virginia Beach Only)


​Pawnbroker & Secondhand Dealers Application


​Precious Metal Permit (Dealer) Application


​Taxi Permit Application (Permit for Each Individual Cab)

$50 ​Every 2 years

​Taxi Permit Application (Certificate of Public Convenience for Taxi Companies)


Taxi Permit Replacement (Lost or Destroyed)​


Taxi Inspection Application

$50 ​

​Vendor/Solicitor/Peddler/Ice Cream Truck Permit Application 


​Vendor/Solicitor/Peddler/Ice Cream Truck Registration/Identification Card (Issued after Permit is Approved)


​Family Table Top Commercial Recreation Center


 Reporting an Offense


To report an emergency situation, call 911.


To report a non-emergency situation, call (757) 385-5000.  Select non-emergency offenses can be reported online using ePRO

​Preservation of Evidence

To preserve evidence in a crime scene, do not touch anything, limit your movement through the crime scene, do not attempt to clean anything up (glass, dirt, broken window/doors, etc.), and report the crime immediately. The longer you wait to report a crime, the less likely we will be able to recover probative evidence.

Additional Information on Reporting Specific Offenses

Noise Violations

To report noise violations, call the ECCS non-emergency line at (757) 385-5000 while the violation is occurring. Due to the nature of the violation, an officer must witness the violation to take action. Chapter 23- Offenses Article II-Noise of the City Code is available online.
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