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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 – 3:00 pm for Police Clearance, Reports, Firearms Identification Card Processing.

Contact number: 671-475-8500  

General email: 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 or victim must present a valid photo ID; with the case number and a payment of $26.00 
    • NOTARIZED AUTHORIZATION REQUIRED: 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

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 GPD Police Clearance?

A: Bring a valid photo ID to the GPD Records & ID Section, ITC Building 1st floor, Suite 131, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday.  The cost is $15.00 and $1.00 per extra copy.

 

Q: How do I obtain a GPD Police Clearance if I am not on Guam?

A: Submit a notarized letter of authorization for release of information with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the following address:

CHIEF OF POLICE
GUAM POLICE DEPARTMENT/POLICE CLEARANCES
PO BOX 23909 GMF BARRIGADA, GUAM 96921

**Please include the following:

    • Complete name, including aliases/nicknames and other names used.
    • Date of Birth (must be 18 years or older).
    • A copy of a valid U.S. Federal/State Government issued photo ID; e.g. driver’s license, U.S. passport.
    • Payment of $15.00 in the form of U.S. Money Order or U.S. Cashier’s Check payable to the “Treasurer of Guam”.
    • Your email address.

 

 

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