The Search Systems Free Criminal Records Search Guide

Copyright 2010 Pacific Information Resources, Inc.

Table of Contents

  1. The Truth About Criminal Records
  1. Questions About Criminal Records
  1. Troubleshooting Tips
  1. National & International Criminal Records
  1. Criminal Records by State
  1. About Search Systems Public Records

I.THE TRUTH ABOUT CRIMINAL RECORDS

The three things you need to know before you search criminal records on the Internet.

First.  There is a national U.S. criminal record database, but it is NOT available to the public

The FBI maintains a host computer that provides access to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) computerized index of criminal justice information, (as well as fugitives, stolen properties, and missing persons). It is available ONLY to federal, state, and local law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies

NO ONE may provide the public with access to those records.

Second. Every state has different rules about who can access records.

Here are a few examples: 

  1. In Massachusetts the ONLY statewide criminal history resource is the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Criminal History Systems Board.  There is no online access and processing times average 7 business days.
  2. New York does not resell its criminal history information to third-party vendors.  You can only obtain online New York State criminal histories through the NY Unified Court System for a $55 fee.
  3. In California it is illegal to provide a statewide criminal history (other than your own) except to law enforcement and qualified Applicant Agencies (e.g. schools, criminal background check companies).

There are other states that don’t allow online or public access and states that limit access.  

Third:  Not every jurisdiction can or will provide their information to third-party online vendors.

There are a substantial number of jurisdictions that provide their information directly online and therefore don’t see the need to provide their information to third-party vendors.  There are also many jurisdictions that don't have the capability to gather and redistribute their criminal record information online to the public. 

It’s a criminal record maze, and we’ll help you find your way through it with:

    1. This “Guide” to help you find the information you need;
    2. Our SearchSystems.net public records directory which contains over 48,000 hand-picked links to online public record databases, including thousands of links to criminal court records, “wanted” lists and databases, warrants, arrests, bookings, inmate, parole, and sex offender databases, as well as links to information on how to order criminal histories from state agencies—all organized nationwide and by state and category so that they are easy to find; and
    3. The SearchSystems.Net Nationwide/Statewide Criminal Records Database, the single largest database of criminal records available to the public—over 300 million county, state, national, and international records.

If you’d like to search for criminal records, it’s easy:

Perform a search of our Premium Criminal Record Database of 300 million+ records.  The cost is $6.95 for a statewide search, or $14.95 for a search of all state, national, and international records in our database.  Click here to start your search.


II. QUESTIONS ABOUT CRIMINAL RECORDS

Here are some common questions about finding criminal records on the Internet.

Is there a true “National” U.S. criminal record database and may I access it?

There is a national database, but it is NOT available to the public.  The FBI maintains a host computer that provides access to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) computerized index of criminal justice information, (as well as fugitives, stolen properties, and missing persons). It is available ONLY to federal, state, and local law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies.  The FBI claims that virtually all local criminal justice agencies participate in this system. 

What about the databases provided by private companies?  Do they provide access to all criminal records?

No private company or service can provide public access to all criminal records and there are three basic reasons for that:

  1. Some states and counties want to control access to criminal records and only provide that information online themselves.
  2. Some states will not allow the public to have access to statewide criminal records or will only provide those records through a state-sponsored service.
  3. There are many counties that don't have the capability to gather and redistribute their criminal record information online to the public.

Then what is the best method to search criminal records?

A hand-search of local records will allow you to search for all variations on a name, catch misspellings or inaccurate birth dates, and get in-depth records and document copies.  But hand searches can be time-consuming and expensive—especially if you have to cover a large number of jurisdictions. 

Using the Internet, you can have the next best thing – instant research from the comfort of your home or office (or the local MegaCoffee shop that has WiFi).  However, be aware of both the benefits and limitations to criminal records searching on the web.  We wrote this guide to help with your online research using a combination of methods—to minimize the potential information gaps found with online searching.

How do I evaluate an online criminal or public record service?

First of all, start with the coverage.  How many records do they provide?  Do they list their coverage and is it detailed, or do they just list the states and lead you to assume that their search covers everything?  Do they provide any details as to what counties are covered?  Are they forthright about who they are, or do they hide their ownership?  Try doing a “whois” search to find out who owns the web site you want to evaluate—are they hiding ownership behind a “proxy” registration service?  Are you able to send them an email?  Do you get a response?  If so, what sort of customer service do you get?  Make sure that you can identify who they are, that they provide good customer service, and that you’re getting the most records, coverage, and current information available.  Otherwise, why even do the search?

If I use SearchSystems.net, where do I start?

If you want to do thorough and comprehensive searches, use our Premium Criminal Record search, which gives you access to our 300 million+ Premium Criminal Record Database.  At no additional charge, you can also use our Criminal Records Directory where you’ll find links to court records, inmate records, wants, warrants, and sex offender databases provided directly online by the public agencies that compile the records.  The directory also provides links to online state-run criminal record services, and information on how to order a statewide search directly from a State Agency.

Best results come from using both our Criminal Records Directory and our Nationwide/Statewide Criminal Record Database.  Any results returned by the instant records in our Nationwide/Statewide Criminal Record Database can be followed up with a search in the Directory of the particular county (or counties) where the offense(s) appear.  This is where the links in the Directory can be useful to get even more details (such as docket information and defendant addresses) on a criminal case.  Or, start with the Directory and follow it up with a Nationwide/Statewide Criminal Record Database search to uncover more records. 

The Directory simply gives you a huge advantage over using a single online database.  For example, a true New York statewide criminal record search is only available through the New York State Court service—and we provide a link to it in our Directory.  Same with Massachusetts— the only way to access Massachusetts criminal records is through the state, and we provide a link to that resource as well. Another example is Nevada.  We provide access to Nevada corrections records in our Nationwide/Statewide Criminal Record Database (the same as any other private online provider), but in our Criminal Records Directory we also provide access to information on how to obtain criminal histories from the Nevada Department of Public Safety, a direct link to the  statewide Department of Corrections inmate database, Clark County (Las Vegas Area) court records, Washoe County (Reno Area) court records, the Nevada U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil records database, as well as county and city links to inmate databases and crime maps.

Keep in mind that both systems have advantages and disadvantages.  The Nationwide/Statewide Criminal Record Database search covers a large number of records at once and therefore saves time.  The Criminal Records Directory allows you do searches yourself, gives you greater detail, and provides access to databases not covered by larger all-inclusive state and nationwide databases, but takes more time. 

Best results come from using both.

What if I don’t know where a record is located?

Then we suggest that you use our Nationwide/Statewide Criminal Record Database, where we provide the largest single database of criminal records available on the Internet.

What areas are covered in the SearchSystems.net Criminal Records Directory?

Check our Criminal Records Directory area for a complete listing of every international, national, state, county, and city database that we’ve been able to locate online since we started this service in 1996. 

What is covered in the SearchSystems.net Nationwide/Statewide Criminal Records Database?

For a complete listing of all of our Nationwide/Statewide Criminal Record Database sources, click here and you will find a directory that lists all the sources for our database of over 300 million records and includes detail on each international, national, state, and county sources.  Review this carefully if you’re going to compare this service against other data providers. 

How current is the Nationwide/Statewide Criminal Record Database data?

An online search is only as accurate as the agency reporting the data.  Our Criminal Records Data Sources page lists the sources and update frequency for each jurisdiction that provides criminal records.  Information that is provided directly online by a public agency is going to be the most current—another good reason to use our Nationwide/Statewide Criminal Record Database AND our Criminal Records Directory.

What information will I find in the Nationwide/Statewide Criminal Record Database?

Each jurisdiction provides a different amount of information and utilizes different sources. Results may include charges, case information, gender, race, and address. Court Records may include case information, charges, and/or case records.

Where do I find Wants, Warrants, and Arrests?

Most wants, warrants, and arrests aren’t technically criminal records as there hasn’t been a conviction or disposition yet, so you won’t find those in our Nationwide/Statewide Criminal Record Database.  The place to find wants, warrants, and arrests is in our Criminal Records Directory.  Browse by state for links to national, state, county, and city lists and databases.

Where do I find Federal Court Records?

Federal cases are not included in our Nationwide/Statewide Criminal Record Database.  The best resource for searching federal court records is the PACER system, which covers civil, criminal and bankruptcy filings in the U.S. District Courts.  While PACER requires registration and fees, the amount charged is very reasonable at $0.08 per page for records viewed with a $2.40 cap on dockets.  We have included the nationwide, statewide, and district PACER links within our Criminal Records Directory.  For those of you interested in access to PACER information, register here: http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov/register.html.

How do I find Federal Prisoners?

We have a link to the Federal Bureau of Prisons on the main page of our Criminal Records Directory, where you can search nationwide for Federal Bureau of Prisons inmates by Register Number, DCDC Number, FBI Number, INS Number, or by first and last name.  Or go here to access the Federal Bureau of Prisons database directly.

What’s the difference between Corrections Records and Court Records?

Corrections records come from the jails and prisons and provide information about convicted persons (usually current inmates), but some jurisdictions include former inmates, probationers, parolees, or even persons sentenced to house arrest.  Court records provide information about pending criminal cases, or closed criminal cases resulting in a conviction.  Usually both sources will include the date of the person’s conviction and basic information about the charges.

What’s the difference between Corrections Records included in the Nationwide/Statewide Criminal Record Database searches and those found within the Directory links?

Corrections records found through our Directory links are generally databases that provide information on current inmates.  The advantage to researching corrections records through the Nationwide/Statewide Criminal Record Database is that in many jurisdictions you can look into the past and find an older criminal record, perhaps for an inmate who is no longer in prison.  His or her record lives on, and their prior sentence could be important for you to know about.

We recommend consulting the description for every Directory corrections link and Nationwide/Statewide Criminal Record Database corrections data source for specific information on the dates covered in that jurisdiction.


III. TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS

Compare before you search

Please read the descriptions carefully and compare what’s available in each state.  Generally you’ll find more current information in the Criminal Record Directory databases, but it will take more time to do your search.  The Nationwide/Statewide Criminal Record Database search covers many databases at once and therefore saves time.

Different results?

If the information you found through a link in our Directory gave you more information or more current records than our Nationwide/Statewide Criminal Record Database, there is a good reason.  We can’t instantaneously update every jurisdiction in our Nationwide/Statewide Criminal Record Database—most are updated monthly, some less often.  So we recommend that you use our Nationwide/Statewide Criminal Record Database to get the most coverage in a single search—and then follow up with Directory link research to get more information about a case or record.

Can’t find the record?

If you believe that there is a criminal record for that person somewhere, but it doesn’t appear in our databases, there are several reasons.  One is that not every county or state makes its criminal record information available.  Or it’s possible that the person may be under arrest or awaiting trial.  Wants, warrants, and arrests technically aren’t criminal records.  Criminal records are those where there has been a disposition or conviction.   We aren’t trying to hide records from you—we’re trying to give you access to the most records possible.  Through our two services we clearly offer the most complete coverage of criminal records and criminal record sources available on the Internet.

The Breakdown

For more information on what is covered for each state, our directory of criminal records is located in our Criminal Records Directory, and a state-by-state listing of what’s covered in our Nationwide/Statewide Criminal Record Database is located here: Criminal Records Data Sources.

More Sex Offenders

One last thing—we’ve included each state’s statewide sex offender registry in the Criminal Records Directory.  But many states offer additional city and/or county databases, so we have a separate directory for sex offenders here: SearchSystems.net Sex Offenders Directory.

 


IV. NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL RECORDS

Do a Premium Criminal Records search for $14.95, which includes all Nationwide and International records in our Premium database of over 300 million records.  You may search by partial name, middle initial, or age range, and access records that have only a partial or no birth date. 

The Nationwide/International pages in our Criminal Records Directory includes:

  1. U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons inmate database
  2. PACER Federal Court U.S. Party/Case Index
  3. U.S. Appeals Court resources
  4. U.S. Department of Justice National Sex Offender Public Registry.  Keep in mind that this overlaps each state database and doesn’t offer as many search options as some state registries
  5. Information from the Australian Federal Police on how to conduct criminal history checks in Australia
  6. Additional Australia regional resources
  7. Information from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) on how to obtain criminal record checks in Canada
  8. United Kingdom Criminal Records Bureau database of organizations that will process criminal record disclosure checks
  9. Interpol Most Wanted

Nationwide/Statewide Criminal Record Database Search – Conduct a search of all of our available state, national and international Criminal Record and Sex Offender databases at once - over 300 million records. Our Nationwide/Statewide Criminal Record Database includes statewide databases, as well as national and international databases such as:

  1. Department of Commerce denied persons
  2. Directorate of Defense Trade Controls Debarred Parties
  3. FDIC Enforcement Decisions and Orders
  4. Federal Reserve Board Enforcement Actions
  5. Fugitives
  6. General Services Administration Excluded Parties
  7. Health Education Assistance Loan Program Defaulted Borrowers
  8. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Most Wanted
  9. MIPT Terrorism Database
  10. Office of Thrift Supervision Enforcement Actions
  11. Politically Exposed Persons
  12. Treasury Department Enforcement Actions
  13. Australia Sex Offender Records
  14. Australian Reserve Bank Sanctions
  15. Bank of England Sanctions
  16. Canada’s Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Sanctions
  17. Terrorism Sanctions
  18. Interpol Most Wanted
  19. United Nations Consolidated Sanctions
  20. World Bank Ineligible Individuals.

As you can see, the Directory take you directly to the PACER U.S. Party/Case case index where you can search nationwide for Federal civil, criminal, bankruptcy, and appeals cases.  You may also use it to go right to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons database which not only gives you current Federal inmates, but also those who have been released in the last several years.  Of significant value as well are the links to information on how to order or conduct criminal record checks in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.  


V. CRIMINAL RECORDS BY STATE

Do a search of our Premium Criminal Record Database of any state database for only $6.95.

ALABAMA

Alabama Criminal Records Directory provides links to:

  1. Alabama Department of Public Safety Criminal Information Center criminal histories (for use by employers only)
  2. Alabama Department of Corrections statewide database of currently incarcerated inmates
  3. Inmate escapes
  4. Parole violators
  5. Department of Forensic Sciences Closed Case database
  6. Statewide sex offender registry
  7. U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil record databases
  8. Inmate databases from several counties
  9. A small number of county and city warrant databases. 

Alabama Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

  1. Corrections records of statewide felony criminal convictions and guilty pleas for persons who have been sentenced to serve time at a state facility
  2. Sexual predators and violent sex offenders
  3. For complete Alabama coverage and update frequency, click here.

Click here to do a search of our Alabama Statewide Criminal Record Database.

 

ALASKA

Alaska Criminal Records Directory provides links to:

  1. Information on how to order criminal histories from the Alaska Department of Public Safety Criminal Information Center
  2. The new CourtView and the old Alaska Trial Court indexes of court records from Anchorage, Barrow, Fairbanks, Kotzebue, Nome, Palmer, and Unalakleet
  3. Statewide sex offenders
  4. The Alaska U.S. District Court PACER database.

Alaska Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

  1. Court records of statewide Alaska Trial Court felony and misdemeanor dispositions
  2. Sex offender records statewide
  3. For complete Alaska database coverage and update frequency, click here.

Click here to do a search of our Alaska Statewide Criminal Record Database.

 

AMERICAN SAMOA

American Samoa Directory – Our American Samoa Criminal Records page provides a link to the American Samoa Bar Association service to browse or search for civil, criminal, and appeals court reports.

ARIZONA

Arizona Criminal Records Directory – provides links to:

  1. Information on how to order criminal histories from the Department of Public Safety
  2. Arizona civil, criminal, and family court case records
  3. Department of Corrections currently incarcerated inmates
  4. Inmates incarcerated before 1972
  5. Maricopa County criminal court (this is a separate database from the one listed above that covers most Arizona counties)
  6. Pima County court dockets and Superior Court records
  7. Warrant databases, most wanted files, and county & city inmate listings
  8. Statewide sex offender registry
  9. Arizona U.S. District Court PACER databases.

Arizona Statewide Criminal Record Database – Search includes:

  1. Statewide court felony and misdemeanor dispositions
  2. Department of Corrections inmate records since 1985
  3. Statewide sex offenders
  4. Additional county and municipal courts records, including Maricopa, Mohave, and Pima counties.
  5. For complete Arizona coverage and update frequency, click here.

Click here to do a search of our Arizona Statewide Criminal Record Database.

 

ARKANSAS

Arkansas Criminal Records Directory – provides links to:

  1. The Arkansas State Police where authorized entities may request a criminal background check for $22 (available to employers and professional licensing boards only)
  2. Corrections records of current inmates
  3. Most wanted files
  4. County inmate databases
  5. Statewide sex offenders
  6. Arkansas Western and Eastern U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil record databases. 

Arkansas Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

  1. Statewide Administrative Office of the Courts felony and misdemeanor dispositions since 1987
  2. Department of Corrections inmate records since 1940
  3. Statewide sex offenders since August 1997.
  4. For complete Arkansas coverage and update frequency, click here.  

Click here to do a search of our Arkansas Statewide Criminal Record Database.

 

CALIFORNIA

Issues regarding California criminal records:

  1. The California Department of Justice criminal history records are NOT available to the public.
  2. By law, access to that information is restricted to legitimate law enforcement purposes and authorized Applicant Agencies (youth organizations, human resources agencies, contract employers, and in-home supportive care providers).
  3. The public may access county court records, but only a relatively small number of California counties make their court information available online.
  4. Court records indicate that a case was filed, but often don’t indicate dispositions.  Also, the information about each case is often limited.
  5. Most California counties have Superior (usually felony) and Municipal (usually misdemeanor and traffic) courts.  Some counties provide information from both courts, but some only provide Superior Court information.

California Criminal Records Directory – provides links to:

  1. The California Department of Justice service for Applicant Agencies (youth organizations, human resources agencies, contract employers, and in-home supportive care providers). 
  2. A link to information about how to contact the State to request a criminal background check on yourself from the California Department of Justice. 
  3. The State of California doesn’t provide an online inmate database, but they do have a phone query system and we provide a link to information on how to access that service. 
  4. Links to over 100 state, city, and county resources, including county court and inmate databases, city and county most wanted files, arrests, warrants, and booking logs
  5. The statewide sex offender registry
  6. California U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil record databases.

California Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

  1. Butte County Superior Court records
  2. Contra Costa County Superior and Municipal Court records
  3. Fresno County Superior Court felony and misdemeanor records
  4. Kern County Superior Court records
  5. Los Angeles County (Superior Court only)
  6. Nevada County Courts
  7. Orange County Superior & Municipal Courts
  8. Riverside County Superior & Municipal Court felony & misdemeanor filings
  9. Sacramento County Superior Court felony records
  10. San Bernardino County Superior Court (felony & misdemeanor charges)
  11. San Diego County Superior Court
  12. Santa Barbara County Court felony and misdemeanor records
  13. Santa Clara County Court
  14. Santa Cruz County Courts
  15. Shasta County Superior Court
  16. Stanislaus County Superior and Municipal Courts
  17. Ventura County Superior Court (felony & misdemeanor charges)
  18. Sex offender records from most counties.
  19. For complete California coverage and update frequency, click here.

Click here to do a search of our California Statewide Criminal Record Database.

COLORADO

Colorado Criminal Records Directory – provides links to:

  1. The Colorado Judicial Branch where you may choose any one of several fee-based criminal and civil court record services
  2. The fee-based Colorado Bureau of Investigation Records Check system
  3. Denver County court records
  4. State Department of Corrections and inmates
  5. County inmate databases
  6. Crime maps
  7. Police incident reports
  8. Statewide sex offenders
  9. Colorado U.S. District Court PACER databases.

Colorado Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

  1. Statewide corrections records of current inmates, community corrections, and parolees
  2. Denver County Court Criminal and General Sessions felony and misdemeanor dispositions
  3. High-risk and violent sex offenders.
  4. For complete Colorado coverage and update frequency, click here.

Click here to do a search of our Colorado Statewide Criminal Record Database.

 

CONNECTICUT

Connecticut Criminal Records Directory – provides links to::

  1. A link to the Connecticut Department of Public Safety where you can find information on how to mail in a criminal history request to the State Police Bureau of Identification
  2. The Connecticut Judicial Branch database where you may search for current criminal and traffic dockets
  3. Department of Correction records of current inmates
  4. Connecticut U.S. District Court PACER criminal record database
  5. Statewide sex offenders
  6. Arrest indexes from two cities.

Connecticut Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

  1. Court records of statewide felony and misdemeanor dispositions
  2. Connecticut Department of Public Safety felony and misdemeanor records
  3. Inmate corrections records since 1984
  4. Sex offenders statewide.
  5. For complete Connecticut coverage and update frequency, click here.

Click here to do a search of our Connecticut Statewide Criminal Record Database.

 

DELAWARE

Delaware criminal histories are only available through the Delaware State Police.  For more information, contact the Delaware State Police Criminal History Unit at 1825 Faulkland Road, Wilmington, Delaware 19805-1195, (302) 892-5800.

Delaware Criminal Records Directory – provides links to:

    • Delaware Criminal Justice Information System Wants & Warrants database
    • Supreme, Chancery, Superior, and/or Common Pleas Court Orders & Opinions
    • Prison escapees
    • Delaware U.S. District Court PACER criminal record database
    • Statewide sex offender registry
    • A small number of city indexes. 

    Delaware Statewide Criminal Record Database – The only Delaware database that we’re able to provide through our own service is the sex offender database.  Go here to find the link for direct access to the Delaware sex offender registry.

    DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

    District of Columbia Criminal Records Directory – provides links to:

    1. Information from the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department on how to order criminal histories and police clearances
    2. District of Columbia U.S. District Court PACER database
    3. The D.C. sex offender registry
    4. D.C. crime maps and reports.

    District of Columbia Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

    1. Corrections inmate records between 1991 and 2002 (updates aren’t currently available)
    2. Sex offender records.
    3. For complete District of Columbia coverage and update frequency, click here

    Click here to do a search of our District of Columbia Statewide Criminal Record Database.

     

    FLORIDA

    Florida Criminal Records Directory – provides links to:

    1. Florida corrections database of current inmates
    2. The fee-based Florida Department of Law Enforcement criminal history service  ($23 per search)
    3. Statewide sex offender database
    4. Inmate escapes and releases
    5. U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil record databases
    6. County and city inmate databases
    7. County court records
    8. A substantial number of county and city arrest and warrant databases.

    Florida Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

    1. Alachua County court records
    2. Bay County court records
    3. Brevard County Circuit and County court records
    4. Broward County Circuit court records
    5. Charlotte County court records
    6. Clay County court records
    7. Dade County court records
    8. Duval County court records
    9. Escambia County court records
    10. Hernando County court records
    11. Highlands County court records
    12. Hillsborough County court records
    13. Indian River County court records
    14. Lake County Court Records
    15. Lee County court records
    16. Leon County court records
    17. Manatee County Court Records
    18. Marion County Circuit court records
    19. Monroe County court records
    20. Okaloosa County court records
    21. Orange County court records
    22. Osceola County court records
    23. Palm Beach County court records
    24. Pinellas County court records
    25. Sarasota County court records
    26. Seminole County Court Records
    27. Suwanee County court records
    28. State corrections inmates since 1979
    29. Statewide sex offender records. 
    30. For complete Florida coverage and update frequency, click here.

    Click here to do a search of our Florida Statewide Criminal Record Database.

     

    GEORGIA

    Georgia Criminal Records Directory – provides links to:

    1. Information on how to obtain criminal histories from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation
    2. Georgia Department of Corrections databases of current inmates, parolees, and fugitives
    3. Chatham County court filings and dockets
    4. Cherokee County criminal court filings
    5. Cobb County court records
    6. DeKalb County court records
    7. Dougherty County court records
    8. Gwinnett County court filings
    9. Richmond County court dockets
    10. Savannah court dockets
    11. Statewide sex offenders
    12. U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil record databases
    13. County and city inmate databases
    14. County booking logs, arrests, and warrants.

    Georgia Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

    1. Georgia Bureau of Investigation felony records
    2. Corrections inmate records since 1979
    3. Georgia Parole Board supervision status
    4. Bibb County Court Records
    5. Chatham County Common Pleas court records of felony cases
    6. Cobb County Superior Court felony and misdemeanor records
    7. DeKalb County Court misdemeanor records
    8. Richmond County Superior Court felony and misdemeanor records
    9. Sex offenders statewide. 
    10. For complete Georgia coverage and update frequency, click here.

    Click here to do a search of our Georgia Statewide Criminal Record Database.

     

    HAWAII

    Hawaii Criminal Records Directory – provides links to:

    1. Information on how to obtain criminal histories from the Hawaii Criminal Justice Center (eCrim)
    2. Court records statewide, including criminal, traffic, and parking cases
    3. Information on how to obtain corrections records from the Hawaii Department of Public Safety
    4. Hawaii U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil record databases
    5. Statewide sex offenders.

    Hawaii Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

    1. Circuit Court records
    2. Corrections inmate records between 1990 and 2005
    3. Statewide sex offender records.
    4. For complete Hawaii coverage and update frequency, click here.

    Click here to do a search of our Hawaii Statewide Criminal Record Database.

     

    IDAHO

    Idaho Criminal Records Directory  – provides links to:

    1. Information from the Idaho State Police on how to obtain Idaho criminal histories
    2. Idaho Department of Correction statewide database of current inmates
    3. Idaho Commission of Pardons and Parole schedule of hearings
    4. U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil record databases
    5. Inmate databases from several counties
    6. Statewide sex offenders
    7. Some Idaho county and city warrant and arrest databases.

    Idaho Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

    1. State corrections records since 1995
    2. Statewide sex offender records. 
    3. For complete Idaho coverage and update frequency, click here.

    Click here to do a search of our Idaho Nationwide/Statewide Criminal Record Database.

     

    ILLINOIS

    Illinois Criminal Records Directory  – provides links to:

    1. Information from the Illinois State Police on how to obtain Illinois criminal histories
    2. Illinois Department of Corrections statewide database of current inmates
    3. Illinois State Police indexes of Methamphetamine manufacturers, child murderers, violent offenders against youth
    4. U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil record databases
    5. County court records
    6. City & county warrant, arrest and inmate records
    7. Statewide sex offenders.

    Illinois Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

    1. Court records from 50 counties
    2. State corrections records of inmates and probationers since 1986
    3. Statewide sex offender records. 
    4. For complete Illinois coverage and update frequency, click here.

    Click here to do a search of our Illinois Statewide Criminal Record Database.

     

    INDIANA

    Indiana Criminal Records Directory  – provides links to:

    1. Information about open cases in 106 courts in 35 Indiana counties
    2. Indiana State Police fee-based “Limited Criminal History” database
    3. Indiana Department of Corrections current inmates
    4. Court dockets from the Clerk of Courts, Supreme Court, and Court of Appeals
    5. U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil record databases
    6. Statewide sex offender registry
    7. City & county warrant and inmate indexes.

    Indiana Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

    1. State corrections records since 1962, and
    2. Statewide sex offender records.
    3. For complete Indiana coverage and update frequency, click here.

    Click here to do a search of our Indiana Statewide Criminal Record Database.

     

    IOWA

    Iowa Criminal Records Directory – provides links to:

    1. Iowa Courts Online database of Iowa court records
    2. Information from the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation on how to mail-in an Iowa Criminal History request
    3. Iowa Department of Corrections current inmates
    4. Statewide sex offenders
    5. U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil record databases
    6. City & county warrant, arrest and inmate indexes.

    Iowa Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

    1. Statewide felony and misdemeanor court dispositions,
    2. Corrections records for inmates between 1982 and May 2007 (updates aren’t currently available)
    3. Probation records for offenders currently on probation
    4. Statewide sex offenders.
    5. For complete Iowa coverage and update frequency, click here.

    Click here to do a search of our Iowa Statewide Criminal Record Database.

     

    KANSAS

    Kansas Criminal Records Directory – provides links to:

    1. The fee-based Kansas Bureau of Investigation criminal history service
    2. Department of Corrections current inmates & offenders
    3. Parolees
    4. Parole absconders
    5. Inmate releases:
    6. Statewide sex offender
    7. U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil record databases
    8. Johnson, Sedgwick, and Shawnee Counties court records
    9. Other city & county warrant, arrest and inmate databases.

    Kansas Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

    1. Statewide corrections records since 1987
    2. Statewide sex offender records
    3. County court records from Johnson, Sedgwick, and Shawnee counties.
    4. For complete Kansas coverage and update frequency, click here.

    Click here to do a search of our Kansas Statewide Criminal Record Database.

     

    KENTUCKY

    Kentucky Criminal Records Directory – provides links to:

    1. Information from the Kentucky Court of Justice on how to obtain criminal history background checks
    2. Kentucky Court of Justice where you can search for court dockets by county and date
    3. Kentucky Department of Corrections currently incarcerated offenders
    4. Statewide sex offender registry
    5. U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil record databases
    6. City & county warrant and inmate databases.

    Kentucky Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

    1. Statewide corrections records since 1982.
    2. Statewide sex offender records.
    3. For complete Kentucky coverage and update frequency, click here.

    Click here to do a search of our Kentucky Statewide Criminal Record Database.

     

    LOUISIANA

    Louisiana Criminal Records Directory – provides links to:

    1. Louisiana State Police information on how to obtain a criminal history in Louisiana
    2. Information on how to obtain inmate information from the Department of Public Safety
    3. Court records in Calcasieu, East Baton Rouge, Orleans, and St. Tammany Parish
    4. Inmate parole docket database
    5. Statewide sex offender registry
    6. U.S. District Court PACER databases
    7. City and Parish arrest, warrant and inmate databases.

    Louisiana Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

    1. Parole board records from the Department of Corrections
    2. Court records from Bossier, Caddo, Orleans, and St. Tammany Parish courts.
    3. For complete Louisiana coverage and update frequency, click here

    Click here to do a search of our Louisiana Statewide Criminal Record Database.

     

    MAINE

    Maine Criminal Records Directory – provides links to:

    1. Maine State Police where you can request a criminal history record or juvenile crime information check:
    2. State of Maine Most Wanted database
    3. Statewide sex offender registry
    4. U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil record databases
    5. Some city & county databases.

    Maine Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

    1. Statewide corrections records between 1995 and 2006 (updates are no longer available)
    2. Statewide sex offender records. 
    3. For complete Maine coverage and update frequency, click here.

    Click here to do a search of our Maine Statewide Criminal Record Database.

     

    MARYLAND

    Maryland Criminal Records Directory – provides links to:

    1. Maryland Court Records where you can search statewide for civil, traffic, and criminal court records
    2. Information from the Maryland Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services on how to obtain criminal histories and background checks
    3. Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services database of currently incarcerated inmates & offenders
    4. U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil record databases
    5. Statewide sex offender registry
    6. City & county warrant, crime map, and police/sheriff report databases.

    Maryland Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

    1. Statewide felony and misdemeanor court records since 2002.
    2. Department of corrections records
    3. Sex offenders statewide.
    4. For complete Maryland coverage and update frequency, click here

    Click here to do a search of our Maryland Statewide Criminal Record Database.

     

    MASSACHUSETTS

    Massachusetts Criminal Records Directory – Access to Massachusetts criminal record information is restricted by the State.  Our directory features links to:

    1. Massachusetts Criminal History Systems Board where you’ll find how to request criminal offender records and who may obtain that information (requestors must go through a certification process)
    2. Massachusetts Corrections inmate/offender database
    3. Statewide sex offender registry
    4. U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil records
    5. City & town arrest, incident, and warrant indexes.

    Massachusetts Statewide Criminal Record Database – The only criminal record database available to us in Massachusetts is the sex offender registry.  You may search our records for a fee, but if you’re a member, save some money and use the Massachusetts sex offender registry available on our Massachusetts Criminal Records Directory page. 

    MICHIGAN

    Michigan Criminal Records Directory – provides links to:

    1. The Michigan Department of State Police database where you can search for Michigan criminal histories for $10 per search
    2. Department of Corrections current and discharged inmate databases
    3. U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil record databases
    4. Statewide sex offenders
    5. City and county court records
    6. City and county arrest, warrant, and inmate databases.

    Michigan Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

    1. Michigan Department of Corrections Offender Tracking Information System (OTIS) statewide felony criminal conviction records of persons who have been sentenced to serve time at a state corrections facility or have been placed on parole or probation since 1922.
    2. Court records from Antrim, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Macomb, Saginaw and Wayne Counties.
    3. All sex offenders sentenced since October 1995.
    4. For complete Michigan coverage and update frequency, click here.

    Click here to do a search of our Michigan Statewide Criminal Record Database.

     

    MINNESOTA

    Minnesota Criminal Records Directory – provides links to:

    1. Minnesota Department of Public Safety where you may do a Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) criminal history search
    2. Minnesota Trial Court Public Access service where you may search by county or statewide for criminal as well as civil, family, and probate court case records
    3. Department of Corrections currently incarcerated inmates / offenders database
    4. Statewide sex offenders
    5. BCA Methamphetamine offenders:
    6. Minnesota U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil record databases
    7. Information on how to order Hennepin County (Fourth Judicial District Court) civil and criminal court records
    8. A substantial number of county warrant and inmate databases.

    Minnesota Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

    1. Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) administrative records of felonies and/or gross misdemeanors
    2. Department of Public Safety administrative records of statewide criminal convictions
    3. Corrections records (current and historical records since 1977)
    4. Statewide sex offenders.
    5. For complete Minnesota coverage and update frequency, click here.

    Click here to do a search of our Minnesota Statewide Criminal Record Database.

     

    MISSISSIPPI

    Mississippi Criminal Records Directory – provides links to:

    1. Information from the Mississippi Department of Public Safety on how to make a criminal history available for inspection
    2. Mississippi database of currently incarcerated inmates
    3. Department of Corrections parole database
    4. Inmates on death row
    5. U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil record databases
    6. Adams, DeSoto, Harrison, Hinds, and Marion County court records
    7. Statewide sex offender database
    8. Clarke, Harrison, and Wayne County inmate databases.

    Mississippi Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

    1. Mississippi Department of Corrections records of offenders who have been sentenced to serve time at a state corrections facility or have been placed on parole or probation since 1976
    2. Mississippi Parole Board records
    3. Desoto County Circuit Clerk misdemeanor records since 2003.
    4. Harrison County criminal court records.
    5. Hinds County criminal court records
    6. Statewide sex offenders. 
    7. For complete Mississippi coverage and update frequency, click here.

    Click here to do a search of our Mississippi Nationwide/Statewide Criminal Record Database.

     

    MISSOURI

    Missouri Criminal Records Directory – provides links to:

    1. Information on how to obtain criminal histories from the Missouri Highway Patrol
    2. Missouri Judiciary's Case Information System statewide court records system
    3. Missouri Corrections records of currently incarcerated inmates
    4. Missouri U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil records databases
    5. Statewide sex offender database
    6. County and city links to court records, inmates, warrants and crime maps.

    Missouri Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

    1. Judicial Circuit Courts of Missouri statewide felony and misdemeanor records since 1999 collected from all 45 of the Circuit Courts
    2. Corrections records since 1980 of currently and previously incarcerated felons and other felons sentenced to probation or community service
    3. Statewide sex offender records.
    4. For complete Missouri coverage and update frequency, click here.

    Click here to do a search of our Missouri Statewide Criminal Record Database.

     

    MONTANA

    Montana Criminal Records Directory – provides links to::

    1. Montana Department of Justice online criminal histories
    2. Currently and previously incarcerated Department of Corrections inmates
    3. Parole hearings
    4. Parole dispositions
    5. Statewide sex offender database
    6. Montana U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil records database
    7. County inmate, inmate release and warrant databases.

    Montana Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

    1. Corrections records since 1980 of currently and previously incarcerated felons and felons sentenced to probation
    2. Statewide sex offender records.
    3. For complete Montana coverage and update frequency, click here

    Click here to do a search of our Montana Statewide Criminal Record Database.

     

    NEBRASKA

    Nebraska Criminal Records Directory – provides links to::

    1. Information from the Nebraska State Patrol on how to request criminal histories
    2. Nebraska Trial Courts fee-based case records service
    3. Corrections records of current inmates
    4. Statewide sex offenders
    5. Nebraska U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil records database
    6. County and city links to court records, crime maps, criminal histories, inmates, inmate releases, most-wanted lists, and warrants.

    Nebraska Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

    1. Corrections records of currently and previously incarcerated inmates since 1976
    2. Statewide sex offender records since January 1992.
    3. For complete Nebraska coverage and update frequency, click here.

    Click here to do a search of our Nebraska Statewide Criminal Record Database.

     

    NEVADA

    Nevada Criminal Records Directory – provides links to::

    1. Information on how to obtain criminal histories from the Nevada Department of Public Safety
    2. Statewide Department of Corrections incarcerated inmates
    3. Nevada State Prison Inmate Case Files from 1863 to 1972
    4. Statewide sex offenders
    5. Clark County (Las Vegas Area) court records
    6. Washoe County (Reno Area) court records
    7. Nevada U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil records database
    8. County and city links to inmate databases and crime maps. 

    Nevada Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

    1. Corrections records of currently incarcerated inmates and those released within the past 18 months.
    2. Clark County Court Records
    3. Las Vegas Metro sex offenders.
    4. Washoe County sex offenders.
    5. For complete Nevada coverage and update frequency, click here.

    Click here to do a search of our Nevada Statewide Criminal Record Database.

     

    NEW HAMPSHIRE

    New Hampshire Criminal Records Directory – provides links to:

    1. Information from the New Hampshire Department of Safety Division of State Police about how to order criminal record checks
    2. New Hampshire U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil records database
    3. Statewide sex offenders
    4. Cheshire County inmates
    5. Rockingham County inmates.

    New Hampshire Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

    1. Current and historical data of individuals within the New Hampshire Division of Corrections and offenders supervised by the Division of Parole and Probation since 1997.
    2. Statewide sex offender records since 1989. 
    3. For complete New Hampshire coverage and update frequency, click here.

    Click here to do a search of our New Hampshire Statewide Criminal Record Database.

     

    NEW JERSEY

    New Jersey Criminal Records Directory – provides links to:

    1. Information from the New Jersey Department of Law & Public Safety on who may order and how to obtain criminal histories in New Jersey
    2. Statewide court records
    3. Department of Corrections current and released inmates
    4. Statewide sex offenders
    5. New Jersey U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil records database
    6. Atlantic County, Hunterdon County, and Monmouth County inmate records.

    New Jersey Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

    1. Court records of felony convictions since 1994
    2. Corrections records for convicts sentenced to jail or probation since 1990, and
    3. Statewide sex offender records. 
    4. For complete New Jersey coverage and update frequency, click here.

    Click here to do a search of our New Jersey Statewide Criminal Record Database.

     

    NEW MEXICO

    New Mexico Criminal Records Directory – provides links to:

    1. Statewide District and Magistrate civil, traffic, and criminal court filings
    2. Corrections records of currently incarcerated inmates and those on probation
    3. Statewide DWI (DUI) offenders
    4. DWI Offender histories
    5. Sex offenders statewide
    6. New Mexico U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil records database
    7. Bernalillo County and Santa Fe County inmate records
    8. Bernalillo County court records
    9. Local crime maps and most wanted lists.

    New Mexico Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

    1. District and Magistrate Courts felony and misdemeanor records statewide since 1990
    2. Statewide Corrections Department records of currently incarcerated inmates and supervised parolees.
    3. Bernalillo County Metropolitan court records.
    4. Statewide DWI convictions from 2001 to 2005, updated twice per year.
    5. Statewide sex offenders since 1995. 
    6. For complete New Mexico coverage and update frequency, click here.

    Click here to do a search of our New Mexico Statewide Criminal Record Database.

     

    NEW YORK

    New York Criminal Records Directory – The best resource for criminal histories in New York is the fee-based Criminal History service provided by the New York State Unified Court System—which is $52.00 per search.  We provide a link to that resource on our directory, as well as links to:

    1. New York State Unified Court System WebCrims Case Information System for current criminal court filings & calendars in 13 New York counties
    2. State-level current and released inmates
    3. Statewide sex offender database
    4. New York U.S. District Courts PACER criminal and civil records databases
    5. County and city inmate databases
    6. Over 50 state, county and city links to court calendars, court records, crime maps, most-wanted lists, and warrants.

    New York Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

    1. Statewide corrections records for current inmates and those released since January 1990
    2. Statewide sex offenders. 
    3. For complete New York coverage and update frequency, click here.

    Click here to do a search of our New York Statewide Criminal Record Database.

     

    NORTH CAROLINA

    North Carolina Criminal Records Directory – provides links to:

    1. District and Superior Court records from all North Carolina Counties
    2. Court calendars
    3. Department of Correction inmate records
    4. Statewide sex offenders
    5. North Carolina U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil records databases 
    6. County and city crime maps, inmates, police reports and warrants.

    North Carolina Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

    1. Court records of felony, misdemeanor, and traffic dispositions from all county district and superior courts since 1973.
    2. Statewide corrections inmate and probation records since 1976.
    3. Sex offenders statewide.
    4. For complete North Carolina coverage and update frequency, click here.

    Click here to do a search of our North Carolina Statewide Criminal Record Database.

     

    NORTH DAKOTA

    North Dakota Criminal Records Directory – provides links to:

    1. Information from the North Dakota Attorney General’s office that explains how to obtain criminal histories
    2. North Dakota State Court case record database
    3. State Court calendars
    4. Parole and probation absconders
    5. Sex offenders statewide
    6. Crime maps
    7. Most-wanted lists and some county warrant records
    8. North Dakota U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil records.

    North Dakota Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

    1. Statewide court records since 1990 and
    2. Sex offenders sentenced since January 1992. 
    3. For complete North Dakota coverage and update frequency, click here.

    Click here to do a search of our North Dakota Statewide Criminal Record Database.

     

    OHIO

    Ohio Criminal Records Directory – provides links to:

    1. Information from the Ohio Attorney General on how to order an Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI&I) criminal history check
    2. Over 73 County Common Pleas Court and Municipal Court databases
    3. Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections current inmate records
    4. Sex offenders statewide
    5. Southeast Ohio Regional Jail current and past housed inmates
    6. Ohio U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil records databases
    7. A substantial number of city and county databases and indexes of arrests, crime maps, inmates, most-wanted, police reports, and warrants.

    Ohio Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

    1. Common Pleas and Municipal Court records from 60 Ohio counties
    2. Statewide corrections records for convicts sentenced to probation or a corrections facility since 1990
    3. Statewide sex offender records.
    4. For complete Ohio coverage and update frequency, click here.

    Click here to do a search of our Ohio Statewide Criminal Record Database.

     

    OKLAHOMA

    Oklahoma Criminal Records Directory – provides links to:

    1. Information from the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation on how to do an Oklahoma criminal history check
    2. The Oklahoma State Courts Network (OSCN) where you may search for District Court records in eight counties
    3. District Court records from 61 counties, including the Sac And Fox & Indian Nation Courts
    4. Department of Corrections inmates
    5. Parole dockets
    6. Parole status
    7. Sex offenders statewide
    8. Over 80 state, county and city links to court dockets, district court records, crime maps, inmates and warrants
    9. Oklahoma U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil records databases.

    Oklahoma Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

    1. County court felony and misdemeanor records from 76 Oklahoma counties
    2. Statewide Corrections records of inmates sentenced since 1997
    3. Criminal Justice Center inmates sentenced since 1999
    4. Statewide sex offender records.
    5. For complete Oklahoma coverage and update frequency, click here.

    Click here to do a search of our Oklahoma Statewide Criminal Record Database.

     

    OREGON

    Oregon Criminal Records Directory – provides links to:

    1. Instructions on how to register for the fee-based Oregon State Police criminal record query system
    2. The fee-based Oregon Judicial Information Network court records
    3. Statewide currently incarcerated inmates
    4. Sex offenders statewide
    5. County and city links to crime maps, inmates, warrant databases, and most-wanted lists
    6. Oregon U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil records. 

    Oregon Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

    1. Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN) records of felony and misdemeanor dispositions in all 36 Oregon counties since 1986
    2. Corrections records of inmates sentenced since 1987
    3. Statewide sex offenders sentenced since 2000. 
    4. For complete Oregon coverage and update frequency, click here.

    Click here to do a search of our Oregon Statewide Criminal Record Database.

     

    PENNSYLVANIA

    Pennsylvania Criminal Records Directory – provides links to:

    1. Pennsylvania Access to the Criminal History (PATCH) System for Pennsylvania criminal histories
    2. Pennsylvania Unified Judicial System for Court of Common Pleas Docket Sheets from criminal, administrative, miscellaneous, summary, and summary appeal cases
    3. Municipal Court web docket sheets
    4. Department of Corrections currently incarcerated inmates and death row inmates
    5. Sex offenders statewide
    6. U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil records databases
    7. Over 100 links to county and city court records, crime maps, deadbeat parents, inmates, traffic court filings, and warrants.

    Pennsylvania Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

    1. Pennsylvania Administrative Office of the Courts statewide District Court criminal felony, misdemeanor, and traffic filings since 2000 (excluding Pittsburgh Magistrates Court and Philadelphia City Court)
    2. Felony and Misdemeanor records from the Pennsylvania Common Pleas Courts
    3. Philadelphia Municipal Court records
    4. Department of Corrections inmates sentenced since 2003
    5. Statewide sex offender records.
    6. For complete Pennsylvania coverage and update frequency, click here.

    Click here to do a search of our Pennsylvania Statewide Criminal Record Database.

     

    RHODE ISLAND

    Rhode Island Criminal Records Directory – provides links to: 

    1. Rhode Island felony, misdemeanor, ordinance, traffic, and violation court records from the Judiciary Adult Criminal Information database
    2. Statewide criminal court calendars
    3. Department of Corrections inmates currently incarcerated or home-confined
    4. Sex offenders statewide
    5. Rhode Island U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil records databases.

    Rhode Island Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

    1. Superior and District Court disposition records of statewide felony and misdemeanor cases since 1977.
    2. Corrections records of statewide felony offenders
    3. Sex offender records statewide.
    4. For complete Rhode Island coverage and update frequency, click here.

    Click here to do a search of our Rhode Island Statewide Criminal Record Database.

     

    SOUTH CAROLINA

    South Carolina Criminal Records Directory – provides links to:

    1. South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) fee-based criminal history service ($25 per search)
    2. Department of Corrections currently incarcerated inmates
    3. Statewide sex offenders
    4. South Carolina U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil records databases
    5. County and city links to court dockets, court records, crime maps, inmates, most-wanted lists and police reports.

    South Carolina Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

    1. Anderson County General Sessions Court felony records
    2. Florence County Circuit Court records
    3. Greenville County General Sessions Court felony records
    4. Pickens County General Sessions Court felony records
    5. York County Circuit Court misdemeanor records
    6. Currently and previously incarcerated inmates
    7. Probation and parole records
    8. Statewide sex offender records since 1984. 
    9. For complete South Carolina coverage and update frequency, click here.

    Click here to do a search of our South Carolina Statewide Criminal Record Database.

     

    SOUTH DAKOTA

    South Dakota Criminal Records Directory – provides links to:

    1. Information on how to order a statewide criminal history search from the State of South Dakota ($15 fee per search)
    2. Department of Corrections escapees
    3. Sex offenders statewide
    4. South Dakota U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil record databases
    5. Sioux Falls police logs
    6. Clay County active warrants.

     

    TENNESSEE

    Tennessee Criminal Records Directory – provides links to:

    1. Felons currently or previously under the supervision of the Tennessee Department of Corrections or the Board of Probation and Parole
    2. Davidson County/Nashville court records, inmates, traffic tickets, and wanted fugitives
    3. Hamilton County court records and dockets
    4. Montgomery County warrants and booking reports
    5. Shelby County court records, inmates, warrants, and crime maps
    6. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation records for convicted Methamphetamine offenders
    7. Tennessee U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil record databases
    8. County and city links to arrests, court dockets, crime maps, most-wanted lists, parolees, and traffic ticket databases.

    Tennessee Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

    1. Court records from all 95 Tennessee counties since 1990
    2. Additional criminal court records from Davidson County, Hamilton County, and Rutherford County
    3. Corrections records statewide of inmates, probationers, and parolees since 1968
    4. Sex offenders
    5. Methamphetamine offenders.
    6. For complete Tennessee coverage and update frequency, click here.

    Click here to do a search of our Tennessee Statewide Criminal Record Database.

     

    TEXAS

    Texas Criminal Records Directory – provides links to: 

    1. Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) criminal histories
    2. Statewide corrections records
    3. Death row inmates
    4. Sex offenders statewide
    5. Texas U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil record databases
    6. Over 160 county and city links to arrests, court records, crime maps, criminal dockets, inmates, police reports, sheriff bonds, and warrants.

    Texas Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

    1. Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) felony and Class A or B misdemeanor convictions from all Texas counties since 1939
    2. Corrections records of incarcerated inmates, parolees, and probationers since 1979
    3. Sex offenders sentenced since 1951
    4. Bell County Court misdemeanor records
    5. Bexar County District Court felony and misdemeanor records
    6. Brazoria County felony and misdemeanor records
    7. Brazos County felony and misdemeanor records
    8. Burnet County misdemeanor records
    9. Cameron County District Court felony records
    10. Cameron County Court misdemeanor records
    11. Chambers County Court felony records
    12. Collin County Court felony and misdemeanor records
    13. Comal County felony and misdemeanor records
    14. Dallas County Court felony and misdemeanor records
    15. Denton County Court felony and misdemeanor records
    16. El Paso County District Court felony records
    17. Fort Bend County Court felony records
    18. Galveston County Court misdemeanor records
    19. Guadalupe County Court felony and misdemeanor records
    20. Grayson County Court felony and misdemeanor records
    21. Gregg County Court felony records
    22. Harris County Court felony and misdemeanor records
    23. Hood County Court misdemeanor records
    24. Hunt County Court misdemeanor records
    25. Jefferson County Court misdemeanor records
    26. Johnson County Court misdemeanor records
    27. Kaufman County Court felony records
    28. Lamar County Court felony and misdemeanor records
    29. Midland County Court felony and misdemeanor records
    30. Montgomery County Court felony and misdemeanor records
    31. Nueces County Court felony and misdemeanor records
    32. Parker County Court felony and misdemeanor records
    33. Potter County Court felony and misdemeanor records
    34. Rockwall County Court misdemeanor records
    35. Smith County Court felony and misdemeanor records
    36. Tom Green County Court felony and misdemeanor records
    37. Travis County Court felony records
    38. Victoria County Court felony and misdemeanor records
    39. Waller County Court records
    40. Williamson County Court misdemeanor records.
    41. For complete Texas coverage and update frequency, click here.

    Click here to do a search of our Texas Statewide Criminal Record Database.

     

    UTAH

    Utah Criminal Records Directory – provides links to:

    1. Information on how to order your own criminal history record (Utah is a “closed” state, so you may not order DPS criminal histories on anyone else)
    2. Utah State Archives of criminal case records
    3. Utah “Right to Know” database of charges filed in District Court
    4. Sex offenders statewide
    5. Utah U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil records
    6. County and city links to arrests, court calendars, court records, crime maps, and warrants.

    Utah Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

    1. Utah Administrative Office of the Courts records of criminal convictions statewide
    2. Corrections records of inmates, parolees, and probationers
    3. Sex offenders. 
    4. For complete Utah coverage and update frequency, click here.

    Click here to do a search of our Utah Statewide Criminal Record Database.

     

    VERMONT

    Vermont Criminal Records Directory – provides links to:

    1. Vermont Criminal Information Center where qualified requestors may order criminal history searches
    2. Department of Corrections records of incarcerated inmates
    3. Sex offenders statewide
    4. Vermont U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil records
    5. Brattleboro Warrants
    6. Franklin County Police Incidents.

     
    Vermont Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

    1. Department of Corrections records of  currently incarcerated inmates
    2. Statewide sex offender records. 
    3. For complete Vermont coverage and update frequency, click here.

    Click here to do a search of our Vermont Statewide Criminal Record Database.

     

    VIRGINIA

    Virginia Criminal Records Directory – provides links to:

    1. Information from the Virginia State Police on how to order criminal history records*
    2. Virginia Circuit Courts for criminal, law, or chancery court record information
    3. Virginia District Courts for civil, criminal and traffic court records
    4. Corrections records of currently incarcerated inmates
    5. Escapees
    6. Fugitives
    7. Sex offenders statewide
    8. Virginia U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil record databases
    9. County and city links to arrests, most wanted, police incidents, and warrants.

    * The state has two methods of obtaining criminal histories and the form used depends on who does the search.  Form SP-167 is for individuals, private companies & the general public and requires notarization.   Agencies such as adoptions & foster care, hospital pharmacies, home care facilities etc., and cities & counties may submit form SP-230, which does not require notarization.

    Virginia Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

    1. Court records of statewide, county, and independent municipality General District and Circuit Court felony, misdemeanor, and motor vehicle citation dispositions since 1993
    2. Corrections records of offenders currently on active parole
    3. Sex offender records statewide. 
    4. For complete Virginia coverage and update frequency, click here.

    Click here to do a search of our Virginia Statewide Criminal Record Database.

     

    WASHINGTON

    Washington Criminal Records Directory – provides links to:

    1. Washington State Patrol Criminal History service (WATCH)
    2. Administrative Office of the Courts criminal records
    3. Court dates
    4. Currently incarcerated inmates
    5. Sex offenders statewide
    6. Washington U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil record databases
    7. County and city links to arrests, crime maps, bookings, and warrants
    8. Archive inmate databases from Seatco Prison and Walla Walla Penitentiary in the late 1800s.

    Washington Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

    1. Court records of felony and misdemeanor dispositions from all District and Municipal courts since 2003
    2. Records from all Superior courts since 2003
    3. Statewide corrections records of inmates incarcerated from 1995 to 11/2006 (updates aren’t currently available)
    4. Pierce County Superior Court felony and misdemeanor records
    5. Sex offender records statewide. 
    6. For complete Washington coverage and update frequency, click here.

    Click here to do a search of our Washington Statewide Criminal Record Database.

     

    WEST VIRGINIA

    West Virginia Criminal Records Directory – provides links to:

    1. Information from the West Virginia State Police for employers on how to order criminal histories
    2. West Virginia Regional Jail Authority incarcerated inmates
    3. Parole absconders
    4. Sex offenders statewide
    5. West Virginia U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil record databases
    6. Putnam County inmates. 

    West Virginia Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

    1. Department of Corrections incarcerated offenders
    2. Statewide sex offender records.
    3. For complete West Virginia coverage and update frequency, click here. 

    Click here to do a search of our West Virginia Statewide Criminal Record Database.

     

    WISCONSIN

    Wisconsin Criminal Records Directory – provides links to:

    1. Information from the Wisconsin Department of Justice on how to conduct criminal background checks in Wisconsin.
    2. Wisconsin Crime Information Bureau’s online database of arrests and convictions
    3. Wisconsin Circuit Court Access (WCCA) database of Wisconsin civil, criminal, traffic, family, probate, tax warrant, unemployment compensation, or workers compensation court cases
    4. Milwaukee Municipal Court records
    5. Department of Corrections currently incarcerated inmates and offenders
    6. Sex offenders statewide
    7. Wisconsin U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil records
    8. County and city warrant and inmate databases.

    Wisconsin Statewide Criminal Record Database – search includes:

    1. Court records statewide of felony and misdemeanor dispositions since 1992
    2. Corrections records statewide for criminal felony convictions since 1970
    3. Sex offender records statewide since 1994.
    4. For complete Wisconsin coverage and update frequency, click here

    Click here to do a search of our Wisconsin Statewide Criminal Record Database.

     

    WYOMING

    Wyoming Criminal Records Directory – provides links to:

    1. Wyoming Attorney General Division of Criminal Investigation website with information on ordering Wyoming criminal history checks
    2. Sex offenders statewide
    3. Wyoming U.S. District Court PACER criminal and civil record database
    4. City and county warrant databases.

    Wyoming Statewide Criminal Record Database – The only criminal record database available to us in Wyoming is the sex offender registry.  You can save some money and use the Wyoming sex offender registry available on our Wyoming Criminal Records Directory page.


    VI. ABOUT SEARCH SYSTEMS PUBLIC RECORDS

    In 1996 there were only a very small number of public record databases on the Internet and they were difficult to find.  Google hadn’t been invented yet and AltaVista was one of the more popular search engines.  Back then we were primarily a skiptracing (finding people) and background search company working for law firms, financial institutions such as Wells Fargo Bank, and title insurance companies such as Old Republic, First American, and Fidelity National Title. In order to help our employees and clients find public records on the Internet we developed a directory of links to public records called pac-info.com, which later became searchsystems.net. 

    Since we started this service, we’ve found and added over 48,000 links to public record databases. These links are organized by geographic location and by type of public record, and a helpful description has been added to each one.  At Search Systems, we add new databases each day, and we continually evaluate each link to determine if it’s working.  If a link is not working, we repair it immediately. 

    We believe that Search Systems is far the best resource for public records—especially criminal records—on the Internet.