Police records, or extrait de casier judiciare, are available in the Central African Republic (CAR). The chief clerk of the country court of the specific province has the sole authority to issue police records for a fee of CFA 500 (USD 1.00) = CFA 720). The chief clerk can also issue records to third-country nationals living in the capital or upcountry, but for a higher fee of CFA 1,500 (USD 2.08). Provincial and sub-provincial mayors are not authorized to issue police records.
All police records issued are kept at the Ministry of Justice in Bangui. A copy of each police record is kept in the Gendarmerie Headquarters that started the particular file (i.e. where an alleged crime took place, etc.) Authorities purge records ten (10) years after the date of first filing, CAR has no formal mechanism or indexing or filing police records. A judge is responsible for selecting police or criminal records for trial. There is no computerized database for keeping records, nor are there plans for automation.