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Complete an online background check by using the search box or by clicking on the links above for the best results. The Instant Background Check option searches through billions of public records from thousands of official government databases and state resources - all at once & in a matter of seconds...

What Background Checks Include

Background check results combine a multitude of various records that lets you uncover information about someone and provides you with a comprehensive background report that includes:

  • Vital statistics, like births, deaths, marriages, and divorces
  • Records for buying and selling owning real estate and registered assets
  • Criminal records, primarily convictions and incarcerations or sex offender registration
  • Civil court proceedings, like civil judgments and bankruptcies
  • Tax liens
  • Professional and business licenses
  • And, current contact information and previous addresses

Conduct a Free Background Check

Public Record Scout™ also provides a number of useful resources in order to assist you in locating the many different types of records available online, and helps you find any information regarding the type of record you are searching for.

The links listed below will help you find information about state public records, and can give you an idea on where to locate free public records for each state.

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Background Checks

Asset Search - Run a business background check by verifying assets of companies, corporations, or a persons individual assets.

Background Checks Inmate Locator & Prison Records Search - Use the Federal Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator tool to find a federal prison inmate incarcerated from 1982 to present.
Background Checks Court Records Background Check - Obtain electronic case files and docket sheets from the official United States Courts site at USCourts.Gov. Background Checks Judgments & Liens Background Checks - Search for Judgments and Liens background records.
Background Checks Criminal Checks - Search the US Marshalls Service Most Wanted Persons Search and most wanted fugitives. Background Checks Property Background Check - Browse the Property Records Industry Association and conduct a real estate and property records background search and gain nationwide access to real estate information online.
Background Checks Criminal History Background Check - Search the FBI Criminal Background Check page and use the FBI Identification Record Request for access to FBI criminal history records. Background Checks Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) - Conduct a nationwide bankruptcy search and obtain case and docket information from bankruptcy courts to search for bankruptcy records in the United States.
Background Checks Employee Background Checks - Browse the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse and research A Jobseeker's Guide to learn about the information revealed in a background check.

What Is A Background Check?

A Background Check covers a lot of territory, which is why US Search offers several different background check services and packages. Most commonly the term background check refers to a variety of public records:

This background check data is publicly available, but available it's the same as accessible. Most of these records are only available in their physical form, viewable at the courthouse or records office where they're filed. Each state, and sometimes each county, has different rules on how much information is available and who can access background check data.

US Search has access to multiple databases of these public records, so it is possible to search these other public and/or government offices.

A background check from US Search can answer many of the who, what, when, and where, thereby confirming your trust and helping you gain peace of mind. Check out some background check customer testimonials and successful background check stories.

Problems locating and obtaining public records

While public records are the most reliable and detailed sources of background checks, they can be hard to get a hold of because of where they are located or how they are organized within each state. If you haven't done your due diligence, then you will soon find out that searching for public records can be frustrating.

The most common problem people run into when trying to find public records is not knowing exactly where to look, or what information you need in order to start your search. This happens because the public record filing system is different for each state in the country, and a standard filing procedure is absent.

How Public Record Scout can help you

As a known and trusted public records search portal, Public Record Scout offers access a network of multiple databases, granting you to find the exact records you are looking for. Our comprehensive and up-to-date public records directory will allow you to search for public records from thousands of sources online.

Access to public records is your right. What you choose to do with them (within the law) is based on your individual circumstances. Here you'll uncover useful resources and links that will assist you with your background check - from specific details about a persons criminal history, to finding their current address, you can find everything you need when conducting your online public record search.

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