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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

Records & ID Section

Q: Where is the Records & ID Section located and what are their hours?

A: The Records and ID Section is located at:

1st Floor of the ITC Building, Suite 131

Hours of operation are:
8:00am – 5:00 pm for Police Clearance and Reports.
8:00am – 5:00 pm for Firearms Registration Renewal
8:00am – 3:00 pm for Firearms Identification Card Processing (First Time Applicants or Renewing Applicants requiring Fingerprinting).

Contact numbers are:
671-475-8500/8506  

Contact email is:
records@gpd.guam.gov

Q: How do I obtain a Guam Firearms ID card?

A: To obtain a Guam Firearms ID Card the following must be met:

 

    • Shall complete the Guam Firearms ID Application;
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen;
    • Certified Birth Certificate with a Photo ID Card; AND a Social Security Card; OR
    • A valid U.S. Passport; AND a Social Security Card; OR
    • A Naturalization Certificate AND a Social Security Card.
    • Provide a $47.00 Money Order or Cashier’s Check made payable to the “Superior Court of Guam”. This fee is for the FBI Background Check (and will be sent to Washington D.C. for Identification Records Check) and must be made in this form of payment ONLY (Money Order or Cashier’s Check)
    • Complete two (2) fingerprint cards AND must be filled out neatly and in BLACK INK ONLY. Fingerprint processing will be administered by the Guam Police Department Records and ID Section. There is a $34.00 USC fee for fingerprinting.
    • $43.00 USC Application fee due upon the arrival of approved FBI results.

NOTE:

    • Certified documents are required to support any name changes such as a Marriage Certificate, Divorce Decree, Adoption Decree, etc…
    • The wait time for results from FBI is 10 working days.
    • Firearm Identifications cards are valid for 3 years.

NOTE: A fee of $43.00 will be assessed for copies of all firearm identification cards.

Q: How do I obtain a copy of my criminal police report?

A: The Guam Police Department does not release a copy of an actual criminal police report without a subpoena; however; a criminal abstract can be requested regarding a criminal case.

To obtain the criminal abstract:

    • The complaint, reporting person, or victim must present a valid photo ID; with the case number and a payment of $26.00 (Cash or On-Island Check)\

NOTE: Should the complaint, reporting person, or victim be unable to retrieve the criminal abstract, a notarized authorization can be issued for another adult to retrieve the abstract. The adult must present a valid photo ID.

Q: How do I obtain a copy of my crash report?

A: To obtain a crash report:

The drivers, owner, or passengers must present a valid photo ID; with the case number; and a payment of $26.00 (Cash or check)

NOTE: Should the driver, owner, or passenger be unable to retrieve the crash report, a notarized authorization can be issued for another adult to retrieve the report. The adult must present a valid photo ID.

If the registered owner is not listed on the report, the owner must present the ownership papers of the vehicle for verification upon requesting the report.

Q: How do I register my firearm?

A: If you purchased your firearm on island

    • Present the Bill of Sale; AND
    • Your firearms ID; AND
    • A safety inspection form issued by GPD Armory; AND
    • Payment of $49.00 (Cash or On-Island Check includes $9.00 Inspection Fee) per firearm

AND

If your firearm was purchased off-island:

    • Present the Bill of Landing from your movers; OR Bill of Sale; OR Certificate of Ownership;OR Notarized documentation containing description of firearm AND
    • Customs declaration form; AND
    • Your valid firearms ID; AND
    • A safety inspection form issued by GPD Armory; AND
    • Payment of $49.00 (Cash or On-Island Check includes $9.00 Inspection Fee) per firearm

Please note: If you are a member of the U.S. Armed Services or Department of Defense civilian, an official certified copy of your transfer orders verifying ownership or a sworn affidavit certifying ownership from your command’s legal office may be used in lieu of a Certificate of Ownership or sales receipt.

If you are having a firearm transferred:

    • Present the original firearm registration; AND
    • Your valid firearms ID card; AND
    • A safety inspection form issued by GPD Armory; AND
    • Payment of $49.00 (Cash or On-Island Check includes $9.00 Inspection Fee) per firearm
    • Both parties must be present at the Armory Section to conduct the transfer
    • Transfer of firearm requires current owner to indicate the transfer of the firearm to the new owner in the presence of an authorized Armory personnel.

NOTE: Upon completion of your firearm at the GPD Armory, DO NOT bring your firearms into the Records & ID section.

Q: How do I obtain a Police Clearance?

A: Provide a valid photo ID; AND payment of $15.00 for the first Police Clearance and $1.00 for every police clearance thereafter.

A. For people who are off island and need a police clearance please contact GPD’s Records & ID Section at 475-8500 for proper guidance, and WHEN paying by Cashier’s check or US postal services Money Order we must show that payment should be written out to ‘TREASURER OF GUAM“, enclosed with a self-address stamped envelope. Please include your email address so that we may be able to contact you should there be any questions.

Please note: In order to purchase the additional three (3) police clearances at $1.00 each, the request and payment must be made at the same time as the initial request of the police clearance.                                No personal checks or credit/debit card’s accepted at this time.

**Please be advised that this office is not provisioned to make long distance calls at this time.

 

 

FAQs – Boating

 

Q: What are the boating registration requirements?

A: All vessels are required to carry a current registration card in the current owners name at all times when on Guam water with the following exceptions:

    • Covered by a certificate of number in full force and effect which has been issued to it pursuant to Federal Law or federally approved numbering system of the United States provided that such vessel shall not be used on the waters of this Territory (Guam) for a period in excess of sixty (60) consecutive days.
    • From a country other than the United States, provided that such vessel shall not be used on the waters of this Territory (Guam) for a period in excess of sixty (60) consecutive days.
    • A vessel whose owner is the United States, a state or a subdivision thereof, used exclusively in the public service and which is clearly identifiable as such
    • A vessel’s lifeboat if the boat is used sole for lifesaving purposes. This exemption does not include dinghies, tenders, speedboats, or other types of craft carried aboard vessels and used for purposes other than lifesaving.
    • A vessel belonging to a class of boats which has been exempted from numbering by the Guam Police Department after said Department has found that (1) the number of such class will not materially aid in their identification and (2) an agency of the Federal government has a numbering system applicable to the call of vessels to which the vessel in question belongs, or (3) the vessel would also be exempt from numbering if it were subject to the Federal law.
    • Documented by the United States Coast Guard or a Federal agency successor thereto.
    • When operating temporarily by virtue of evidence that a recent application for a certificate of number has been submitted.

NOTE: The purchaser of all or any part of the interest in any vessel that has a Guam registration number has seven (7) days to apply for a new registration/title. The registration is VOID upon sale of the vessel regardless of the expiration date on the registration card.

Q: What are the boating registration requirements for New/Renewal/Transfer?

A: Documents required for registration/title transfer:

    • The original “Certificate of Boat Title” signed on the back portion by the owner(s) listed on the front OR
    • A notarized “Bill of Sale” signed by the owner listed on the Title/Registration with the following information
      • GU Number
      • HID (Hull Identification Number)
      • Model year of vessel
      • Make/Model
      • Hull Material
      • Propulsion type
      • Vessel Length
      • Outboard motor(s) horse power and serial number(s)
      • Color of vessel

Registration cost for new, transfer or renewal is $45.00. Registrations are renewed annually.

Q: Where is the boating registration office located and what are their hours of operation?

A:RECREATIONAL BOATING SECTION

Route 4 Suite 2A, MV Pangelinan Bldg.

Sinajana, Guam 96910

 

Hours of Operation 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. then 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Monday through Friday Closed on Holidays and Weekends

For more information you may contact the following:

Recreational Boating Safety Office

Tel: (671) 475-8447/8449 or (671) 475-8461

 

FAQs – Case Information

 

Q: What are the procedures to retrieve my vehicle from impoundment?

A: DUI (Driving Under the Influence) w/ arrest

    1. Property Section: Get vehicle release forms for Attorney General’s (AG’s) signature
    2. AG’s Office: Get forms acknowledged and signed
    3. Property Section: Final instructions to release vehicle at the impound lot
    4. Wrecker lot

 

DUI w/ pending arrest or disposition

    1. Highway Patrol Division: Completion of case – Clearance Stamp
    2. Property Section: vehicle release forms for AG’s signature
    3. AG’s Office: forms acknowledged and signed
    4. Property Section: Final instructions to release vehicle at the impound lot
    5. Wrecker lot

 

IMPOUNDED VEHICLE w/ pending citation

    1. Highway Patrol Division: Completion of case – Clearance Stamp
    2. Property Section: instructions to release vehicle at the impound lot
    3. Wrecker lot

 

VEHICLE LEAVING SCENE w/ pending arrest or disposition

    1. Highway Patrol Division: Completion of case – Clearance Stamp
    2. Property Section: vehicle release forms for AG’s signature
    3. AG’s Office: forms acknowledged and signed
    4. Property Section: Final instructions to release vehicle at the impound lot
    5. Wrecker lot

 

VEHICLE LEAVING SCENE w/ citation issued

    1. Highway Patrol Division: Completion of case – Clearance Stamp
    2. Property Section: instructions to release vehicle at the impound lot
    3. Wrecker lot

 

IMPOUNDED VEHCILE w/ EXPIRED REGISTRATION

    1. Property Section: (Need proper updated documents)
    2. Wrecker lot

 

IMPOUND VEHCILE for SAFEKEEPING

    1. Property Section: (Need proper updated documents0
    2. Wrecker lot

 

IMPOUNDED VEHICLE for FURTHER INVESTIGATION

    1. Criminal Investigation Section: Completion of case – Clearance card
    2. Property Section: vehicle release forms for AG’s signature
    3. AG’s Office: forms acknowledged and signed
    4. Property Section: Final instructions to release at the impound lot
    5. Wrecker lot.

 

FAQs – Special Vehicle Permit

 

Q: How do I obtain a Special Vehicle Permit?

A: Fill out and print the Special Vehicle Permit form and proceed to the Records and Identification Section and make payment.