1) Free searches - listed below. Ohio provides a large number of free criminal court, inmate, and offender databases online. Court records are not combined into a single database such as you’ll find in states such as Maryland, Alaska, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota, so in Ohio it takes more time to do free searches. To do your own search we suggest that you start with the “Featured Public Records” below and search state and federal inmate records, search for registered offenders, and check for federal criminal records with the PACER U.S. District Court system (requires PACER registration and a small fee). Then scroll down to the page to search over 200 Common Pleas, County, and Municipal criminal court record, docket, and inmate databases from most Ohio counties.
2) Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation. Another option is to use the “Ohio Criminal Histories” resource below that will take you to information from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation (BCI&I) on how to order a criminal history check. If you submit the fingerprints of the subject, the BCI&I will check those against their fingerprint database to determine if there is a criminal record. Costs vary. This does not include U.S. Federal Records, so we recommend a PACER search as well.
3) Search Systems State, National, and International Criminal Records. Criminals don't stop at state borders. Expand your search with our Search Systems Premium criminal record database - the largest available to the public online containing over 400 million criminal records in all states. Includes over 70 national and international terrorist, debarred persons, and most wanted databases. The cost per search is $14.95 and results are immediate. See Inside Edition's report on YouTube.
Our Ohio records include 175 Common Pleas and Municipal Courts in 87 counties; Department of Corrections inmate records; habitual offenders; and registered offenders. A search of Ohio records only is $9.95, immediate results.
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