County criminal history search
We offer county criminal history searches, the foundation of most background checks, that provides the most current, complete criminal information from county courthouses. Search by counties of residence disclosed on an application or those identified in a Social Security number search. Or you can use employment and academic histories to determine additional jurisdictions to search.
The standard scope for the county criminal search is seven years, with extended searches available in some jurisdictions. These searches depend on the limited availability of archived records, state laws and Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) regulations.
Results may include:
Number of years searched
County and state
Disposition and related dates
Get to the originating source of criminal records.
Most national and some state criminal databases are updated only periodically, which means they may be missing critical records. Our county criminal searches deliver:
The most up to date, detailed information
More case information, including harassment cases and pending/open misdemeanor and felony cases that are prohibited from inclusion in some databases
- Confirmation of records found in a variety of database searches, including state and national criminal searches
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Frequently asked questions
We have an experienced criminal records division with court researchers in every county jurisdiction in the U.S. This widespread network of researchers ensures rapid turnaround times and the most up-to-date information for your criminal background check.
Note: County court fees may apply for some searches.
Federal crimes are tried at the highest level of the government for the commission or omission of an act defined by Federal statute or regulation having legislative authority with Congress. County criminal searches identify crimes against local laws, which include more common criminal offenses.