FREE STATEWIDE CRIMINAL RECORDS Resource Center: DIRECT TELEPHONE ACCESS
The following state criminal records resources are designed to help site visitors better understand the vast amount of background check resources available through the internet and related government entities.
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Note: Subject's full name and date of birth is generally required; a few states also require SSN.
This info changes frequently; please email us if you find any errors or incorrect phone numbers:
CALIFORNIA Call the California Department of Justice 916-227-3460
COLORADO Must complete a form called "Public Request for Information"and pay a small fee to receive a rap sheet 303-239-4208
CONNECTICUT Statewide criminal history provided for small fee. Mail-in requests only. 860-685-8480
DC Call DC Superior Court 202-638-5352
FLORIDA Permits statewide criminal check without subject's consent. Requires use of "Criminal History Information Request Form," 850-410-8109 which is available online at fdle.state.fl.us.
GEORGIA No statewide criminal histories available. But state will provide info on current parolees. 404-244-2890
HAWAII Statewide criminal histories are available by mail for a small fee. Call for current info. 808-587-3106
IOWA Statewide criminal histories are available but must be requested on a special government form, and there is a small fee. 515-281-4776
KANSAS Statewide criminal histories are available but must be requested on a special government form, and there is a small fee. Two months is the usual processing period. 785-296-8200
KENTUCKY Statewide criminal histories are available by mail for a small fee, and must be requested on a special government form. 502-227-8713 Subject is notified his record has been checked.
MAINE Statewide criminal histories available but very long turnaround time -- up to three months. By mail only. 207-624-7009. If you need something faster, we invite you to use our "Quick Search" service.
MARYLAND Statewide felony check available for a small fee 410-764-4501
MASSACHUSETTS Statewide criminal history check available but extremely limited;only reveals convictions of those who have completed their sentences and/or parole within last two years. 617-660-4600
MINNESOTA Statewide criminal history check available by mail for previous 15 years only. Small fee. 651-642-0670
MISSOURI Statewide criminal history checks available without subject's consent. By mail only. 573-526-6153
MONTANA Statewide criminal history from subject's 18th birthday to date of request. One week turnaround. Small fee. By mail only (no phone requests) 406-444-3625
NEBRASKA Statewide criminal history without consent of subject. Two week turnaround. Small fee. By mail only. 402-479-4924
NEW YORK Signed release from subject required. 800-678-0007.
NORTH DAKOTA Statewide felony convictions and arrests are provided but subject is notified of check. Requires completion of a standard government release form and payment of a small fee. 701-328-5500
OHIO Records available from Ohio Bureau of Investigations 740-845-2375
OKLAHOMA Statewide criminal records available for a small fee. 405-848-6724
OREGON Statewide criminal records available but subject is notified of the inquiry. Small fee. 503-378-3070
PENNSYLVANIA Felony conviction info available by mail. Must complete a standard government request form. Small fee. 717-783-5494
SOUTH CAROLINA Statewide criminal check available but only for the period of the previous 12 months. Small fee. 803-896-7043
TEXAS Statewide criminal records available without subject's consent. Send SSN in addition to date of birth identifier if available. Small fee. Two day turnaround. 512-424-2474
UTAH Probation and parole records only. 801-965-4445
VIRGINIA Offenders who are currently under parole supervision only. Small fee. 804-674-2000
WASHINGTON Statewide criminal records are available for a small fee. Completion of a government background check request for is required. By mail only. 360-705-5100
WISCONSIN Arrest and conviction info available on a statewide basis. Small fee. 608-266-5764