ND CJIS Portal

The ND CJIS Portal has been in operation since 2005. The system allows authorized criminal justice professionals to search information and set up notifications through a secure website. Information available on the ND CJIS Portal for reference in connection with criminal justice purposes includes:

  • Booking records,
  • Concealed weapons licenses,
  • Criminal History records,
  • Central Warrant Information System (CWIS) entries,
  • Driver’s license and motor vehicle records,
  • DNA information,
  • Highway Patrol citations,
  • Hunting and fishing licenses,
  • Offender Registration,
  • Protection Orders,
  • Parole and probation information,
  • Watercraft Licenses, and
  • Incident records from many local law enforcement agencies. 

Agency Access

Access to the ND CJIS Portal is available only to authorized criminal justice individuals working for an authorized criminal justice agency. An agency must complete an Agency Security Agreement before employees from that agency may apply for access.

Application Process

To apply for access to ND CJIS Portal, employees from an authorized agency must:

  1. Complete the online ND Criminal Justice Application (one per individual applicant), as outlined in the ND Criminal Justice Application User Guide.
  2. Complete the fingerprint-based criminal history records check process.
    Fingerprints can be sent to BCI Criminal History by:
    1. LiveScan​
      • Please include PCN number on the ARCS application submission
    2. US Mail
      • Please send 2 BLUE applicant fingerprint cards to:
            Attn: Law Enforcement Record Checks
            North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation
            PO Box 1054
            Bismarck ND 58502-1054
      • Download, fill out, and include fingerprint memo with fingerprint cards

Your fingerprints will be used to check the criminal history records of the FBI. You have the opportunity to review or challenge the accuracy of the information contained in the FBI identification record. The procedure for obtaining a change, correction, or updating an FBI identification record are set forth in Title 28 CFR 16.34.

After submission, the Agency Administrator must approve the application, as outlined in the Agency Administrator Guide. The application process can take up to two weeks from the time application approval and fingerprints are received by BCI Criminal History. Agency administrators will be notified by email with application results.

Training and Support

To request training or open a ticket for issues related to the ND CJIS Portal, please call (701) 328-4470 or (877) 328-4470 or visit https://www.nd.gov/itd/onlineincident/createincident.aspx.