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Request for local background checks can be obtained by visiting the Records Department, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 am to 5 pm. We are closed on all Legal Holidays. A fee of $5.00 cash is required.
Requests for Florida Criminal History Information must be submitted to:
Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)
User Services Bureau
Post Office Box 1489
Tallahassee, Florida 32302
Or go to: http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/
Requests must include: name, race, sex, date of birth, and any other identifying characteristics. A $24 fee, check or money order payable to FDLE, must accompany each request. This information is available as public record request, Chapter 119 F.S.S.
A juvenile seeking a background check must come to the Sheriff’s Office with photo
identification (Picture I.D. card or Driver’s License) or a parent/guardian may obtain the
background information with an original birth certificate of the juvenile and proper photo identification. A fee of $5.00 cash is required.
National Record Check Information
Requests for National Criminal History Information must be submitted to:
Federal Bureau of Investigation
10th and Pennsylvania Avenues NW
Washington, DC 20537-9700
Or go to: http://www.fbi.gov/
Requests must include an applicant fingerprint card.
The federal government has a new tool to stop people from being scammed during the recession. The Federal Trade Commission launched a new Web site called Money Matters that they hope will help the public avoid bogus companies. “For the most part, fraud preys on consumers not knowing what is going on and not understanding what is happening. So, if we can get the consumer educated, it is much harder for the bad guys to convince the consumer to fork over their money.” The site is filled with tips and warning signs for consumers about scams. The FTC especially wants people to be aware of businesses who promise to help homeowners from foreclosure. The Web site has information on scams, credit cards, managing money, dealing with debt and individuals jobs.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations, (HSI) is committed to protecting the public and ensuring that the rights of victims are observed. HSI administers the Victim Notification Program which allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien’s release from custody. Click HSI Victim Notification Program to access.
Wanted or Stolen Inquiries
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This site contains records from Florida law enforcement agencies that have been selected for public access by those agencies. Other records may exist that have not been selected for public access. Please contact your local law enforcement agency or the reporting agency if you believe any of the information is in error or if you have concerns or questions about any person or item of property listed. FDLE and the reporting agencies strongly recommend that you take no individual action with regard to any person or property listed in this site and that you contact your local law enforcement agency or the reporting agency before taking any action.
Information provided through this site is updated from the Florida Crime Information Center files every 24 hours.
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