County Criminal Record Search

Finding the Records You Need to Protect Your Organization

Did you know that EmployeeScreenIQ finds some type of criminal record on 21% of all candidates we screen — more than double what is publicly reported by our competitors? It’s no accident. We do this by thoroughly vetting our court researchers and auditing them throughout the year. We determine the most comprehensive resource for identifying records in each county nationwide (often directly at the county courthouse). And instead of only performing research at the upper court which usually houses felony records, we also search the lower court for misdemeanors and infractions. If we find a reportable record, we’ll report it.

We also encourage our clients to couple this in-depth county research with a search through the National Criminal Record Database as a means to identify convictions that have occurred in counties where the person may not have resided. Those who take advantage of this service find 20% more records than those who do not.

Providing Accurate and Current Information the First Time

One of the worst things you can do in your background screening process is to make a hiring decision based on inaccurate data. Rather than simply reporting information, EmployeeScreenIQ takes the necessary steps to ensure that results are reliable. Before reporting criminal records to you, our public records department confirms that the information we’ve found actually belongs to your applicant. They also consult our 50 state compliance guide to ensure that the record is legally reportable. How do you know that our methods work? Only .01% of all reports produced are disputed.

Please note that any effective, reliable, and FCRA-compliant criminal background check begins with a Social Security Number Trace. The trace is a crucial component of criminal history research as it is used as a road-map to select court jurisdictions that should be researched for criminal records.


47% of the criminal records we find are in a candidate's current county of residence
25% are found in the second county identified on the Social Security Number Trace
10% are found in the third county
6% are found in counties identified on a National Criminal Database Search