Question: What information is included in an eviction record?
Answer: Eviction records include the person’s name, date of birth, age, social security number (when available), previous address information on file, and the eviction record itself, which gives the person’s name, address, file date, case number, judgment amount, and name of the plaintiff. Some records may only contain partial information, as sometimes not all the information above is reported. See our Sample Court Reports Listing Webpage to view a sample eviction record.
*Note: With each eviction record search you also get a national sex offender registry search and most wanted search.
Question: What information is included in a criminal record search?
Answer: A criminal background record search typically includes the defendant’s name, date of birth, case number, date of offense, date filed, charge, the parties involved, county and state of incident, description of offense, alias names used by offender, the status of the case, disposition, disposition date, sentence, and unique characteristics of the individual including height, weight, eye color, race, and sex. The information contained in a criminal record search will vary depending on the state being searched. Regulations, rules and filing practices vary in each jurisdiction, and as a result the information contained in a record from one state in the country could significantly differ from that in another. See our Court Records Products and Services Webpage for all our Criminal Record Search Descriptions.
*Note: With each criminal record search you also get a national sex offender registry search and most wanted search.
Question: How long will it take to receive the results of my eviction and/or criminal record search?
Answer: All of our instant eviction and instant criminal record searches are returned to you within seconds. However, if many records are found then it can take a minute or two to retrieve all the records. All of our eviction record searches are instant and all state criminal record searches are instant except for the following states:
- Massachusetts Criminal Records
- Delaware Criminal Records
- South Dakota Criminal Records
- Wyoming Criminal records
Question: What do I need before I can perform an eviction record and/or a criminal record search on an individual?
Answer: The name and date of birth of the person being screened is required and the social security number is optional.
Question: Do I need permission from the person I wish to perform an eviction record search or criminal background search , before I perform it?
Answer: Eviction and criminal records are public information. If you are using EvictionRecords.com for tenant screening purposes or for employment screening purposes then you must comply with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Among other things, the FCRA requires prior written authorization from the tenant, employee or applicant, and certain disclosures to the tenant, employee or applicant. It is always wise to keep up-to-date with new laws pertaining to your field of business, so check your state and local laws to ensure you are compliant with them.
EvictionRecords.com does not offer legal advice in any form or manner neither oral nor written nor other. All information provided by EvictionRecords.com and Screening Intelligence LLC is never intended as legal advice, and therefore should not be interpreted as such. If you intend to use any of our products or services for tenant screening, FCRA employment screening or other screening purposes, we strongly recommend that you seek the guidance of a legal professional to insure that you are complying with all applicable laws.
Question: Will I be charged for an order that comes back with “No Records Found”?
Answer: Yes. A confirmation of where the background search was conducted will be sent back to you along with the background search information used in performing your search. We have to charge our customers for the background search regardless of whether or not records are found, because we incur costs every time we run a background search.
Question: How far back does the data from EvictionRecords.com go?
Answer: Most states go back the past seven years. Before you perform a background record search you can view a full description of what that search covers, including how far back the data goes.
Question: I know this person has a criminal record, why did my order come up with no records found?
Answer: The following are some reasons that explain why you may think a person has a criminal record but no records were found:
- The person was never convicted of a crime. Remember, being arrested alone does not constitute a criminal record. A person must be convicted of a crime to have a criminal record.
- The criminal offenses were recorded under a different name and/or date of birth.
- The criminal records are too new and have not yet been updated in the public records repositories we access to conduct your search.
- The criminal record is in a different state.
- The criminal records have been sealed and are no longer accessible to the public. This typically happens in the case of minors with criminal offenses.
- The criminal records have been expunged (they have been permanently removed which requires the intervention of a judge).
Question: Are volume discounts available?
Answer: Yes. If you perform over 10 of any of our reports per month please send an email to: sales@EvictionRecords.com
Please attach your contact details, the amount and type of transactions you will be performing monthly, the time of day you are most available, and an EvictionRecords.com representative will be in touch with you within one business day.