Thanks for stopping by SheriffsDepartment.net – Here we’re dedicated to providing free resources to help individuals find public records online and get the most out of online background checks without having to jump through hoops. Below you will find links to state resources.
Think of this website as the best guide to Free Public Records,
Criminal and Arrest Records, and numerous Court Records. It’s a total Background Check package.
At SheriffsDepartment.net we set out to make online background checking simple and accessible. Not only is our public records database constantly updated. But we put the time into figuring out the how-to’s of each state and county database and put it in simple English. Making the search process simple and quick for our visitors.
Find State Public Records:
What Shows Up in a Background Check?
What shows up on a background check will depend on the type of background check done. Personal Background Checks Should Include the following.
- Full Name and Aliases
- Date of Birth / Age
- Criminal Records
- Arrest Records
- Court Records
- Professional Licenses
- Deep Web Information
- Real Estate Records
- Traffic Tickets
- Social Media Profiles
- Phone Numbers
- Addresses Current and Old
- Financial Assets
- Sex Offender Check
- Plus others
What Shows up in a Employment Background Check?
When a company hires a new employee it presents an opportunity and at the same time, it can present a risk. This is the reason why companies perform pre-employment screening before hiring. Good hiring decisions keep businesses productive and profitable. Keep in mind employment background checks have to come from FCRA compliant companies. This site doesn’t offer this type of service. Find a company that’s Fair Credit Reporting Act compliant or find government resource on state pages which offers a certified background check usually with fingerprints involved. Below we highlight some additional things which show up on an employment background check.
- Social Security Verification
- Credit Report
- Criminal Records
- Work History
- Driving Records
- Reference Checks
- Education Verification
- Medical Records (some cases)
What Does a Tenant Background Check Show?
Just like with employment background checks a Tenant background check needs to be done using an FCRA compliant provider which we are not. Below we highlight some of the things a landlord might look at when doing a tenant background check.
- Credit Report
- Criminal Records
- Sex Offender Registry Check
- Proof Of Income
- Address History
- Previous Landlord References
- Eviction History
- Fraud Indicators
- Public Records
How do I Do a Background Check on Myself?
It’s important to know what others might see about you. Employers, schools, landlords, and even your neighbors. Don’t you want to know what they find? Self background checks can be done using a company or going to your state or county and getting a background report.
Can I Background Check Myself for Free?
Using state and county resources background checks can be done for free. Not all state’s offer free personal background checks and at times it can be a small fee. Going to a courthouse which offers a court records portal might also be a way to get these records for free. Call the local clerks office if an online portal isn’t available in your area.
Is there a 100% Totally Free background Check?
Absolutely free background checks do exist but it depends what you’re looking for and where the background check is done. Some states make it easy and free to look at criminal records and other make it very difficult and charge a fee. For example real estate records can be looked-up pretty much at any county appraisers website for free. But if you need criminal non-conviction records from states like California, Kentucky, New York, or New Mexico you wont get them because these state prevent certain records from being reported. So to get 100% free background check is possible in most area’s but in some cases it will depend on the record type and what regulations a particular state has regarding public access to these records.
Check Free and Paid.
Criminal background check records are the most popular record type when it comes to background check reports. Criminal and Arrest records start at the local police and county sheriffs offices. Some police stations offer background checks but typically these records will be at the county courthouse. Using local police and sheriffs websites there is an option to search arrests and mugshots databases. Typically the people arrested haven’t been officially found guilty of the crime for which they are being charged for and the arrestees are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
How Do I Do a Criminal Background Check?
Locating criminal background check records can typically be done at the state level (not in all states). This limit’s the search to just one state and in some cases, a state might offer an add-on of an FBI nationwide criminal background check for which they will charge a fee. To find free criminal records a direct county search at the sheriffs or clerk of courts office or their specific websites is typically needed.