1) Free searches - listed below. Maryland provides free access to a most criminal records. We suggest you start with the “Court Records – Criminal & Traffic” resource below for statewide criminal court records from both the District and Circuit Courts. You can also use the resources below to check Department of Corrections inmates, federal inmates, statewide registered offenders, and federal criminal court records (through the inexpensive PACER U.S. District Court system).
2) Maryland Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services. Another option is to use the resource titled “Criminal Histories (info)” below for information from the Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services (DPSCS) on how to obtain a background check. There are different procedures for employers and individuals, and different instructions for those living within Maryland and those living outside of the state. Fees range from $0 to $37.25. Turnaround time is 10-15 business days.
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Our Maryland records include statewide felony and misdemeanor convictions, Department of Corrections inmate records, and registered offender records. A search of Maryland records only is $9.95, immediate results.
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