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Here are three different ways to do your own search for criminal records or do a background criminal record search in Rhode Island. To find the free searches, scroll down the page. If it says “Pay Site,” that means the agency or company asks that you pay for your search.

1) Free searches - listed below. Rhode Island provides free access to a number of different types of criminal record databases. We recommend you start with the resource below titled “Court Records | Rhode Island Criminal and Traffic” to search the Rhode Island Judiciary Adult Criminal record database for statewide felony, misdemeanor, ordinance, and traffic records. Also listed below are resources for criminal, civil, traffic, and worker compensation court calendars; Department of Corrections inmate records; registered offenders; federal inmates; and federal criminal court records (through the inexpensive PACER system).

2) Rhode Island Bureau of Criminal Identification.  Use the “Criminal Histories (information)” resource below for information on how to order a criminal history check from the Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI). Requires a signed, notarized release from the subject of the search. Results are mailed back within 7 days.

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 Rhode Island records include Superior and District Court records of statewide felony and misdemeanor cases since 1977; Department of Corrections felony records; and registered offenders. A search of Rhode Island records only is $9.95, immediate results.

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