What may be reported on a county criminal record search?
- Case number
- Filing date
- Degree of offense, like misdemeanor
- Disposition date
Which counties should I order?
backgroundchecks.com powerful jurisdiction auto development system can recommend jurisdictions to search on our ordering dashboards before you place the order. The recommendations are derived from a SSN-based name and address history we run and present in real-time while you are entering the subject’s search criteria on the order screen.
What is the scope of the search?
All county criminal searches that we offer go back a minimum of seven years and include convictions of felonies and co-located misdemeanors. During the ordering process, you can select to expand the search to go back 10, 20 or 30 years, unless applicable state law limits the search to seven years.
What is the turnaround time for county criminal record searches?
We can frequently offer you two options to find county criminal records:
- For ALL counties in the United States you can order a traditional direct court record search with the source. For courts that limit record access to on-premise access, we have a nationwide network of experienced criminal record researchers who know the local courthouses and court clerks and actually go on site to retrieve the county records you are searching for. In some counties such a “court runner” can perform the record search on the counties public terminal at the courthouse, but in some other counties the court runners have to fill out a record search form and wait on the court clerks to perform the search. To speed up turnaround time, we access county criminal records through electronic court interfaces wherever possible. Sometimes, court fees apply, ranging from a few dollars to a current high of $65 in New York, but before you finalize your order we will inform you of such charges. The typical turnaround time to complete such a report ranges from 1-3 business days.
- Because of the size and quality of database, we can offer you instant access to criminal records for many counties. We strive to collect all electronically-available data from statewide repositories, including departments of corrections, and administrative office of courts. 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. Especially if turnaround time is important, a database check is a great option as it retrieves record instantly from our database, allowing you to proceed immediately for most subjects. In many counties, the combination of state and county data allows a check that is nearly as current as a county criminal history check. The database contains frequently updated records for ALL of the counties of the metro areas listed below and many more. For coverage in your county of choice please check our interactive coverage map.