County Criminal History

Search county court records for criminal history

Order a search of criminal records in any US county – or in multiple counties. County criminal checks provide fast results to questions about someone’s past.

Get access to criminal records directly from the county court

Most felony and misdemeanor cases are filed in county courts.

That’s why searches of county criminal records offer one of the most powerful sources for uncovering criminal history. County criminal searches provide information from the county court that recorded the details of the case. arrow down

What you can expect from a County Criminal Check

  • The charge recorded
  • Case numbers related to the charges
  • Defendants - who was charged
  • Verdicts - the outcome of the charges
  • Disposition and sentencing information.

It may also include dates of these elements

  • The offense - felony or a misdemeanor
  • The filing - how the charges were initially filed
  • The sentence length and fines
  • The disposition - the settlement of the matter

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Common questions about County Criminal Checks

Which county should you order?

Before you place your order, you enter the subject’s full name, address, and social security number (SSN). Our system instantly checks the name and address history of that SSN. From the address history we find, we suggest that you run searches in the counties where the subject has lived. We present these suggestions to you in real time. Then on the order screen, you can choose whether to search in the counties we’ve suggested.

What’s the scope of the search?

All of our county criminal searches include convictions for felonies and misdemeanors within the jurisdiction of the county court. All of our criminal searches go back at least seven years. When you place your order, you can choose to extend the search to go back 10, 20, or 30 years. You can extend the search unless laws in the state limit searches to seven years.

How long does it take to receive a report?

The typical turnaround time to return a county criminal report ranges from 1 to 3 business days. In some instances, it may take longer. 

Why do county searches take longer than instant searches? And why do search times vary from county to county?

To speed up your delivery, we always try to get electronic access to county criminal records.

However, some counties offer electronic access to court records, and others don’t. For the courts that limit electronic access, someone must go to the courthouse in person. For such situations, we’ve assembled a nationwide network of experienced criminal record researchers. Our researchers know the local courthouses and court clerks, and they go on site to retrieve court records. In other counties, our researcher can perform the record search on a public terminal at the courthouse. In some counties, researchers must fill out a record search form, then wait for a court clerk to perform the search. That’s why the duration of the search varies.

What’s the cost?

The fee is $12.75 for a search of one county.

Sometimes county courts charge added fees. Their fees range from a few dollars to a current high of $95 in New York. Before you enter your order, we tell you how much your search will cost – including all local fees.

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