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Florida Background Checks







Background Check Resources in the State of Florida

Background checks are regulated by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Most state laws concerning public records and background checks are very liberal and straightforward. In the State of Florida, public documents are available for anyone who wants to get through appropriate channels official state agency. Background checks are essential to the ability of parties to enter into various legally binding and as such are always a great idea. Background checks typically require written permission before performing the investigation. Occasionally, you may obtain reports without permission, but the findings can lack in-depth details.

If the background check negatively affects the consumer, the party accessing public records must furnish a copy of the report and an overview of consumer rights set up by the FCRA, and allow the consumer fair time to challenge the report. Due to the increased threat of identity theft, some states (eg California), now can require the employer to provide a copy of background check to the consumer, regardless of its content.Call the numbers below (or visit the websites listed) to know how to access the specific background information you are seeking. Public information may be accessed online or by phone, mail or in person.

It is always better to call before you send written questions to obtain accurate information addressing / ordering.

Florida Cities

Florida Background Check Contact Information

Florida State Information Hot Line:
(602)542-4900

Florida State Website:
www.state.fl.us

State Archives
Criminal Records
Department of Law Enforcement
User Services
PO Box 1489
Tallahassee FL 32302
(850) 410-7000
(850) 488-1413 (fax)

Driving Records
Department of Public Safety
Division of Drivers Licenses
PO Box 5775
Tallahassee FL 32314-5775
(850) 488-0250
(850) 487-7080 (fax)
www.hsmv.state.fl.us

Drivers License Status

Vehicle Ownership Information
Division of Motor Vehicles
Information Research
Kirkman Building
Tallahassee FL 32399
(904) 488-5665
(850) 488-8983 (fax)
www.hsmv.state.fl.us

Vital Statistics
(birth, death, divorce, marriage)
Office of Vital Statistics
PO Box 210
Jacksonville FL 32231
(904) 359-6993
(904) 359-6993 (fax)
www.doh.state.fl.us

Business/Corporate Records
Division of Corporations
Department of State
PO Box 6327
Tallahassee FL 32314
(850) 487-6053
(fax number not provided)
www.dos.state.fl.us

UCCs and Federal Tax Liens
(state tax liens available only at county level)
UCC Division
Secretary of State
PO Box 5588
Tallahassee FL 32314
(850) 487-6055

City-County Cross Index

Alachua County
201 E. University Ave., Room 114
Gainesville, FL 32602
(352) 374-3636

ONLINE: Alachua County Circuit and County Courts
http://www.alachuacounty.us/government/clerk/

Recorder:
www.clerk-alachua-fl.org/clerk/pubrec.html

Baker County
339 E. MacClenny Ave.
MacClenny, FL 32063-2101
(904) 259-3121

ONLINE: Appraiser, Property
www.acpa.fl.org

Tax Collector
http://sctc.elementaldata.com/disclaimer.asp

Bay County
P.O. Box 2269
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 763-9061

Bradford County
P.O. Drawer B
Starke, FL 32091-2110
(904) 964-6280

ONLINE: Deeds, Liens, Judgments, Marriages, Civil Court Records
www.mybradfordcounty.com

Property Appraiser
www.bradfordappraiser.com/Search_F.asp

Brevard County
700 South Park Ave., Bldg. 2
Titusville, FL 32780
(407) 264-5244

Broward County
515 S.W. 2nd Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-1801
(954) 765-4865

Calhoun County
425 E. Central Ave.
Blountstown, FL 32424
(850) 674-4545

Charlotte County
118 W. Olympia Ave.
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
(941) 637-2199

Citrus County Clerk of Court
110 N. Apopka Ave.
Inverness, FL 34450-4245
(352) 637-9410

Clay County
825 N. Orange Ave.
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
(904) 284-6300

Collier County
3301 E. Tamiami Trail, Building H
Naples, FL 34112
(941) 774-8999
www.colliersheriff.org

Columbia County
P.O. Box 2069
Lake City, FL 32056
(904) 755-4100

Dade County
111 NW First St.
Miami, FL 33128
(305) 375-5124

De Soto County
P.O. Box 591
Arcadia, FL 34265
(941) 993-4876

ONLINE: Property Appriaser
http://qpublic.net/desoto/search.html

Dixie County
P.O. Box 1206
Cross City, FL 32628
(904) 498-1200

Duval County
330 E. Bay St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202-2919
(904) 630-2045

Escambria County
190 Governmental Center
Pensacola, FL 32501-5796
(850) 595-4170

Flagler County
P.O. Box 787
Bunnell, FL 32110
(904) 437-7433

Franklin County
33 Market St.
Apalachicola, FL 32320
(850) 653-8861

Gadsden County
10 E. Jefferson St.
Quincy, FL 32351-2406
(850) 875-8601
www.qpublic.net/gadsden/search.html

Gilchrist County
P.O. Box 37
Trenton, FL 32693-0037
(352) 463-3170

Glades County
P.O. Box 10
Moore Haven, FL 33471-0010
(941) 946-0949

Gulf County
1000 5th St., Room 148
Port Saint Joe, FL 32456-1648
(904) 229-6112

Hamilton County
207 N.E. 1st St., Room 106
Jasper, FL 32052
(904) 792-1288

Hardee County
417 West Main St.
Wauchula, FL 33873-2831
(941) 773-4174

Hendry County
P.O. Box 1760
La Belle, FL 33975-1760
(941) 675-5217

Hernando County
20 North Main, Recording
Brooksville, FL 34601-2850
(352) 754-4000

Highlands County
590 S. Commerce Ave.
Sebring, FL 33870-3705
(941) 386-6596

Hillsborough County
P.O. Box 1110
Tampa, FL 33601
(813) 276-8100

Holmes County
201 N. Oklahoma St.
Bonifay, FL 32425-2243
(850) 547-1100

Indian River County
P.O. Box 1028
Vero Beach, FL 32961
(561) 770-5185

Jackson County
P.O. Box 510
Marianna, FL 32447
(904) 482-9552

Jefferson County
Jefferson County Courthouse
Monticello, FL 32344
(904) 997-3596

Lafayette County
P.O. Box 88
Mayo, FL 32066
(904) 294-1600

Lake County
550 W. Main St.
Tavares, FL 32778
(352) 742-4100

Lee County
P.O. Box 2278
Fort Myers, FL 33902
(941) 335-2283

Property Appraiser
www.leepa.org/Queries/SearchCriteria.htm

Leon County
301 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301-1853
(850) 488-7534

Levy County
P.O. Box 610
Bronson, FL 32621
(352) 486-5274

Liberty County
P.O. Box 399
Bristol, FL 32321
(850) 643-2215

Madison County
237 South Range
Madison, FL 32341
(850) 973-1500

Manatee County
P.O. Box 25400
Bradenton, FL 34206
(941) 749-1800

Marion County
P.O. Box 1030
Ocala, FL 34478
(352) 620-3925

Martin County
P.O. Box 94995
Stuart, FL 34994
(407) 288-5577

Monroe County
500 Whitehead St.
Key West, FL 33040-6547
(305) 294-4641

Nassau County
P.O. Box 456
Fernandia Beach, FL 32035-0456
(904) 321-5700

Okaloosa County
P.O. Box 1265
Crestview, FL 32579
(904) 651-7200

Okeechobee County
304 N.W. 2nd St., Room 101
Okeechobee, FL 34972-4146
(813) 467-1986

Orange County
201 S. Rosalind Ave., 4th Floor
Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 836-7300

Osceola County
17 S. Vernon Ave.
Kissimmee,FL 34741
(407) 847-1300

Palm Beach County
P.O. Box 229
West Palm Beach, FL 33402
(407) 355-2996

Pasco County
7530 Little Rd., Room 220
New Port Richey, FL 34654
(813) 847-8190

Pinellas County
315 Court St., Room 170
Clearwater, FL 33756
(813) 464-3267

Tax Collector, Real Estate
www.visualgov.com/pinellascounty/

Polk County
P.O. Box 9000
Drawer CC-11
Bartow, FL 33831
(941) 534-4548

Putnam County
P.O. Box 758
Palatka, FL 32178
(904) 329-0256

Saint Johns County
158 Cordova St.
Saint Augustine, FL 32084-4415
(904) 829-6562

Saint Lucie County
P.O. Box 700
Fort Pierce, FL 34954
(561) 462-6900

ONLINE: Clerk of Circuit Court, Misdemeanors, Traffic, Bonds, Marriages
www.pasic.org

Santa Rosa County
P.O. Box 472
Milton, FL 32570-0472
(850) 623-0135

Sarasota County
2001 Main St., Room 102
Sarasota, FL 34237
(941) 951-5231

Seminole County
P.O. Drawer C
Sanford, FL 32772-0659
(407) 323-4330

Sumter County
209 N. Florida St.
Bushnell, FL 33513-9402
(352) 793-0215

Suwannee County
200 S. Ohio Ave.
Live Oak, FL 32060-3239
(904) 364-3539

Taylor County
P.O. Box 620
Perry, FL 32348
(850) 838-3506

Union County
55 W. Main St., Room 103
Lake Butler, FL 32054
(904) 496-3711

Volusia County
P.O. Box 6043
De Land, FL 32721
(904) 736-5912

Wakulla County
3056 Crawfordville Hwy.
Crawfordville, FL 32327
(850) 926-3331

Walton County
571 U.S. Highway 90 East
De Funiak Springs, FL 32433
(850) 892-8118

ONLINE: Land Records, Grantor/Grantee
www.co.walton.fl.us/clerk/orsearch/Default.aspx

Washington County
1293 Jackson Ave., Suite 101
Chipley, FL 32528-0647
(850) 638-6285

Florida Criminal Records

Below are Florida's Offenses Known to Law Enforcement as reported by the FBI in the year 2010

  • Total All Classes: 0
  • Violent Crime: 0
  • Property Crime: 0
  • Murder and Nonnegligent Manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible Rape: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Burglary: 0
  • Larceny Theft: 0
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Other Assaults: 0
  • Forgery and Counterfeiting: 0
  • Fraud: 0
  • Embezzlement: 0
  • Stolen Property Buying Receiving Possessing: 0
  • Vandalism: 0
  • Weapons Carrying Possessing etc: 0
  • Prostitution and Commercialized Vice: 0
  • Sex Offenses Except Forcible Rape and Prostitution: 0
  • Drug Abuse Violations: 0
  • Gambling: 0
  • Offenses Against the Family and Children: 0
  • Driving Under the Influence: 0
  • Liquor Laws: 0
  • Drunkenness: 0
  • Disorderly Conduct: 0
  • Vagrancy: 0
  • All Other Offenses Except Traffic: 0
  • Suspicion: 0
  • Curfew and Loitering Law Violations: 0
  • Number of Agencies:
  • Estimated Population: