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
  • Case numbers
  • Disposition and related dates
  • Charges
  • Sentencing information

Why choose Verified Credentials for your criminal background check?

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
  • Fast results from our network of court researchers in every U.S. county jurisdiction
    Confirmation of records found in a variety of database searches, including state and national criminal searches

Search turnaround time:

2 – 3 business days


Q. How do you get information from county jurisdictions?

A. 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

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