For immediate answers with our instant database searches, we strive to collect all electronically-available data from statewide repositories, specifically the files from the department of corrections and the administrative office of the court. In addition, we strive to acquire and update our database with as many county and municipal court records as possible, especially in states that do not collect criminal record data at the state level.
All county criminal searches that we offer go back a minimum of seven years and include felonies and co-located misdemeanors. Court fees may apply and range from a few dollars to a maximum of $65 in New York.
There are two options to find county criminal records in many of the counties in the US.
A traditional on-premise court house search —backgroundchecks.com has a nationwide network of experienced criminal record researchers who are familiar with the local courthouses and court clerks and will actually go on-site to retrieve the county records you are searching for. Records are typically returned in about 1-3 business days. (Available in all counties.)
US OneSEARCH — Especially if turnaround time is important, US OneSEARCH is a great option. backgroundchecks.com's US OneSEARCH product retrieves criminal records from our instant database in real-time. (Available for select counties.)
The database contains frequently updated records for ALL of the counties listed below and many more. For coverage in your county of choice please check our listings.
Both of these options are available in many of the larger counties in the US, including: