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County Criminal Search


Since local law enforcement agencies report felony and misdemeanor charges to the county court houses, County Criminal Search is one of the most powerful sources for uncovering criminal records.


What may be reported on a county criminal search?
  • Case number
  • Defendant
  • Charge
  • Filing date
  • Degree of offense, like misdemeanor
  • Disposition
  • Disposition date
  • Sentence
Which counties should I order?

Completebackgroundscreening.net powerful jurisdiction auto development system can recommend jurisdictions to search on our ordering dashboards before you place the order. The recommendations are derived from a SSN-based name and address history we run and present in real-time while you are entering the subject’s search criteria on the order screen.

What is the scope of the County Criminal Search?

All county criminal searches that we offer go back a minimum of seven years and include convictions of felonies and co-located misdemeanors. During the ordering process, you can select to expand the search to go back 10, 20 or 30 years, unless applicable state law limits the County Criminal Search to seven years.

What is the turnaround time for a county criminal search?

For courts that limit record access to on-premise access, we have a nationwide network of experienced criminal record researchers who know the local courthouses and court clerks and actually go on site to retrieve the county records you are searching for. In some counties such a “court runner” can perform the record search on the counties public terminal at the courthouse, but in some other counties the court runners have to fill out a record search form and wait on the court clerks to perform the search. To speed up turnaround time, we access county criminal records through electronic court interfaces wherever possible. Sometimes, court fees apply, ranging from a few dollars to a current high of $95 in New York, but before you finalize your order we will inform you of such charges. The typical turnaround time to complete such a County Criminal Search report ranges from 1-3 business days.