• Question: Are divorce records made public
    By Terri
    Oct 03, 2017
  • Question: I have a person's name and approximate date of birth. I know his hometown and current city of residence. I know he served time in a prison in Indiana at some time in the past 30 years. How can I find out exactly when and for what he was convicted?
    By RonDog39
    Aug 02, 2017
  • Question: How do we find out if our neighbor has been arrested about 2-3 days ago?
    By Barb
    Jun 15, 2017

    Check the crime map for your area. There are free online inmate lists depending on the law enforcement agency and whether they put it online.

    By admn
    Jun 15, 2017

  • Question: Where do I find my court date?
    By Michael
    Jan 08, 2017

    Individual courts throughout Indiana put their case calendar online for public view. Without mentioning the county where the trial would be, there's no specific site to refer you to. Marion county, which has Indianapolis in its jurisdiction, have calendars online through their court website.

    By aa
    Jan 10, 2017

  • Question: How can I find out if I have a grandchild born in 2008?
    By Dawn
    Dec 07, 2016
  • Question: How to find active arrest warrants?
    By Bob
    Nov 18, 2015

    Which county or city was the warrant from? You can enter the county or city name, then warrants, some areas have them online like Allen county

    By tory
    Nov 03, 2016

  • Question: I would Like to find dates and reasons for past arrests.
    By David
    Jul 03, 2016

    Beware of using background checks when you're looking for a specific arrest record, as many only include records of convictions, criminal courts etc. Arrests reports, similar to incident or accident reports, are obtained from the law enforcement department which created the report. The Indiana state police offers a limited criminal history search, and claims on its site to only have felonies and class A misdemeanor arrest records. If you're searching for the report, try going to the police or sheriffs department directly, or their site and see about getting the reports yourself. Usually, the defense attorney also has a copy. Not sure how public the arrest reports are, departments throughout the state seem to have restrictions as who can request them.

    By aa
    Jul 28, 2016

  • Question: I'm wanting to know how many arrests I had over the years?
    By David
    Jul 03, 2016

    You can request your own arrest reports directly from police records services. It’s likely that they have a website and information with forms on where and how to put in the request. Some departments provide them to the person for free. Also, the defense attorneys will usually have a copy. Generally, background checks or criminal history search or any variety that says the same thing, will provide records of convictions, not solely arrests. However, the Indiana state police's criminal history search page states the following: "contains only felonies and class A misdemeanor arrests within the state of Indiana". This searches the entire state according to the ISP's site.

    By adm
    Jul 11, 2016

  • Question: Looking for Grandmothers arrest records around 1945-1950 or newspaper article about story. Where is the best place to find this information?
    By Valorie
    Apr 24, 2016

    Periodicals of the local area are generally kept by public libraries, you can access news on micro-fish or digitized and go even further back. A better question next is how far back does the police department which made the arrest go back in time.

    By a1
    May 31, 2016

  • Question: How can I get a copy of my accident report from isp
    By lisa
    Feb 14, 2016

    Go to their website and start there. Under "Resources" section on the left, you'll see a hyperlink to crash reports, crime reports and criminal history services.

    By alan
    May 31, 2016

  • Question: Where can you find free public records
    By Bob
    Nov 18, 2015

    There are millions of records scattered throughout various agencies, departments, websites, some free, some have small fees, others with larger ones. The short answer is, "all over". Start with a category or the type of record you're looking for, then look to see if it is public record or not. There are both free public records using the resources here as well as some where the government agency asks for a fee, so all public records are not free, just because they're public records. However, the fee imposed on the public can't be unjustly excessive.

    By tedinsky
    May 31, 2016

  • Question: My father passed away in howard county, Indiana May 31, 2009. Is there any way to find out about a last will and testiment, financial records or financial institutions acting as executor for a beneficiary ?
    By Mary
    May 22, 2016
  • Question: Are there any accident reports for Indiana anywhere for 1973?
    By Marva
    Apr 20, 2016
  • Question: How do I obtain a record from 1965? I know the age this person would have been now.
    By teresa
    Apr 08, 2016
  • Question: Very important that I find the name of a truck driver killed in Indy when I70 first opened with a 90 degree turn and his truck rolled over. Pretty sure it was 1976. I want to contact his surviving family. Thanks for any help!
    By Ira
    Mar 30, 2016
  • Question: How do I find adoption notices ,they were trying to locate my father
    By Lindsey
    Mar 07, 2016
  • Question: How do I find out if someone had a court date for owi
    By Kim
    Jan 24, 2016

    Have you checked for court calendars, which county? Search for "Which courts use Odyssey and mycase.in.gov?", the state's court webpages will show you the records you can get online instantly, including pending cases.

    By adm
    Feb 12, 2016

  • Question: How do I find out . Where my sons father worked to notify them of his death. And to ensure they the children recive his retirement and pension?
    By linda
    Jan 18, 2016
  • Question: How do I find out if someone is paying childsupport
    By lisa
    Jun 18, 2015

    The Indiana department of child services has a list of the most wanted child support evaders with photos, go to in.gov and type in the keywords

    By a1
    Dec 10, 2015

  • Question: I know someone who was convicted of a crime in 2010 how do I find out which prison he went to?
    By kate
    Dec 02, 2015

    There are a few public databases which can show that information. For persons serving time in Indiana, the Indiana Department of Corrections has an offender name search that is free and open to the public. You can be your own investigator by going through past criminal court filings using online case search databases that are also free. You can find individual county courts using the link to the state's courts above. Once you're in Indiana's courts home page, click on the link in the menu on the left titled Trial Courts and Clerks. You will then see a list of counties. Many of them have online free searches that the public can use only knowing the person's name.

    By adm
    Dec 10, 2015

  • Question: Where can I get a get a background check from Massachusetts that is over 30 years old?
    By Kerry1
    Nov 14, 2015
  • Question: I've called everywhere for a record from 1984 of my Dad being shot, cannot find anywhere!!
    By Maureen
    Feb 24, 2015

    Have you tried going to the town he got shot in, going up to police station and telling them you want a police report?? I know here they will do it and it will go back far, but it takes time and you have to pay like 10 or 15.00 for it

    By justagirl
    May 31, 2015


    Can get help at library. Should be able to get news from papers

    By rc
    Nov 04, 2015

  • Question: Where are divorce listings made public when fled? I cant find it anywhere
    By Helen
    Oct 15, 2015
  • Question: My mother-in-law just found out at 91 she was adopted. How can I find some answers for her? I know where and when and her birth name.
    By Connie
    Sep 25, 2015
  • Question: How to find arrest in Indiana,don't where in Indiana only have persons name.
    By june
    Jul 30, 2015

    You can begin with crime mapping, and the areas which a people finders search point to. These are all free and open to the public. Any other information would be helpful, such as the reason for the arrest, if there is a middle initial? Was a case filed as a result of the arrests, convictions?

    By adm
    Sep 15, 2015

  • Question: Arrest records for myself
    By Taziel
    Aug 20, 2015

    Arrest records are requested from individual police departments, or sheriffs. The department which made the arrest will have a records division/office, most of the time with a webpage the public can use.

    By admn1
    Sep 10, 2015

  • Question: Found out I had a half brother born at Home Hospital 1976 all I have is his (first name) (Middle) born 1976 he doesnt know of me either, can u help me connect with him?
    By Shane
    Sep 10, 2015
  • Question: How can I find a list of email addresses tied to my name
    By Tweet
    Sep 07, 2015
  • Question: Need information about if my mother was adopted
    By Ramona
    Aug 07, 2015
  • Question: Is there a way to see a list of people a specific informant told on?
    By sketchedout
    Aug 04, 2015
  • Question: How can I get divorce dates online?
    By Amy
    Jul 24, 2015
  • Question: Looking for any info for parents sons military record wifes name etc
    By j
    Jul 20, 2015
  • Question: How do I find the police dispatch records for the MSD Pike school system for the last 5 years
    By T
    Jul 17, 2015
  • Question: Indiana Active arrest warrants
    By tp
    May 20, 2015

    Generally, warrants are issued by courts and served by law enforcement. Some agencies will have a warrants list online for public view, sometimes under most wanted or simply 'wanted'. Different agencies have a variety of public services through their websites. Look up sheriffs sites and you will be able to find warrant information across Indiana. The department of corrections also puts out a warrants/most wanted list.

    By anonymous
    May 20, 2015

  • Question: What type of information is available to the general public allowed under the freedom of information laws in Indiana?
    By justin
    Apr 24, 2015

    Open record statutes generally pertain to the availability of information held by government entities. In some instances, companies that are contracted by officials or their agencies to perform certain tasks and responsibilities on behalf of the government can also fall into open records laws. These laws are in place to promote transparent governments and their functions, procedures, future plans, meetings, budgets, documents, recorded materials and more. This source aims to assist users with obtaining recorded documents that are sought by and open to the public. Statutes pertaining to open records, sometimes named sunshine laws, open meetings and records laws and so forth, generally guarantee the access to such records. Other guidelines within open records laws look at issues such as prohibitive costs associated with obtaining public information. However, many of these laws do not address the ease of access in which the public can obtain them. As many government entities do not strive to promote their services as private companies do, their sources and services are not easily found by persons not familiar with requesting public data and where to look. Questions such as 'where do I find marriage and divorce records?' arise before an individual begins the search. Would this be in the state's courts? County clerk, recorder? Or would I go to the the state's health department? Where would I find criminal records? Is this considered public information anyone can view? What is required to obtain this type of information and are the guidelines the same for employers as they are for private individuals or by the person themselves? These answers, although in some venues are similar in many ways, can also greatly vary from state to state, counties and by other local governments. Even when the same guidelines are shared by different agencies, their budgets and number of requests they received are also a factor in where their services are found. An example of this is with larger departments and/or a high volume of requests will have greater access through the web. A functional user friendly portal to public records is helpful where an individual is not certain where to look or begin the search. Where are the best places and easiest ways to obtain information are amongst the main focus and goal. Visitors are also provided a forum in which questions can be asked and answers can be viewed being helpful in specific challenges posed by other users.

    By ana
    Apr 24, 2015

  • Question: I need to find either an old obit or murder case that happened the day after thanksgiving in 1995 I can't remember the lady's real name. I've tried looking online but none of them showed any archives going back that far without a name. newspaper archives didn't help either.
    By spunkybrewster
    Apr 16, 2015
  • Question: Trying to find a mother who is hiding my son's daughter from him how can I do that cps has been involved
    By jrb1780
    Mar 18, 2015
  • Question: List of arrests regarding controlled substances
    By Hub
    Dec 02, 2012

    There are arrest logs and arrest statistics. Statistics can only be so recent, arrest logs are provided by individual police agencies making the arrests. An arrest report is different from either of those two. Arrest or incident reports are official documents requested by counsel, police agencies or parties to the case. These must be requested individually, instructions to do so are available on the individual department's public website.

    By admn1
    Mar 11, 2015

  • Question: How many offenders are 18 years old at the time of conviction or incarceration in Indiana state prisons at the present or withing the past few years?
    By Harold
    Feb 25, 2015
  • Question: How do I get my fiancĂ© bonded out of clay county jail we live in Arkansas and he travels o all over to work.they wont take surety bond bc hes not from there and has no ties.so its $7,000.what do I do
    By carrieann
    Feb 17, 2015
  • Question: What happens if a court case gets transferred to the jurisdiction of judicial officer
    By jim
    Jan 19, 2015
  • Question: Where can I find out about runaways or escapes from Logansport State Hospital during the 1970's?
    By donnakay
    Nov 28, 2014
  • Question: How many teens murders of parents or grandparents are now or have been incarcerated?
    By shona
    Sep 15, 2013
  • Question: Does anyone know if someone died at 1234 west 2nd street in Hobart Indiana?
    By Titi
    Dec 03, 2012
  • Question: Do u have information on a man who was killed while working on the railroad from fortwayne Indiana?
    By titi
    Aug 22, 2012

    If you have not been able to find any information in the news wires, try archived local published articles when the incident is so serious. Accident reports are sometimes available to the public depending on the police department.

    By stfwrks
    Sep 19, 2012