• Question: I'm trying to get a background check on a person I meet online in a dating website what free public records can I go to?
    By JJ
    Aug 01, 2018
  • Question: How can I check on a company doing business in VA?
    By Linda
    May 07, 2018
  • Question: Can I get access to my late husband's mugshot
    By Bb
    May 17, 2016
    Reply:

    Check old newspapers and articles at the library local to where his arrest occurred.

    By wendel
    Dec 07, 2017

  • Question: I'm trying to get details on a shooting that happened in 1995 or 1996. I have no name of the person. I know the area that he lived in and that's all. I also know it was a drive by shooting.Is there any way to go off of this very little that I know ?
    By Liz
    Sep 27, 2016
    Reply:

    Libraries keep copies of old past reports in local papers you can access and look up local crimes. These copies can be accessed by micro film or database. The search shouldn't cost anything, other than the inconvenience of having to go to he library

    By david
    Dec 07, 2017

  • Question: Where can I find out if my son has a warrant for his arrest?
    By Sherry
    Aug 16, 2017
  • Question: How can I get a copy of my husband medical records from a previous jail facility , when it wasn't sent to any facility
    By Lee
    May 03, 2017
  • Question: Where can I find out if one of my family members have an immigration proceedings?
    By IVF
    Oct 06, 2016
  • Question: HOW CAN I FIND OUT IF SOMEONE HAS A BUILDING PERMIT
    By ANONYMOUS
    Apr 22, 2016
    Reply:

    Building permits are public documents and can be requested from the county. Individual counties have their own websites with public searches such as "Permit Status by Address" (for Fairfax Co.) You will need to check the particular department in that county. Projects are required to obtain permits from submitting plans and other documents. There's more you can look up, for example using the Community Complaint Inquiry and checking for existing code enforcement cases (according to Fairfax county) or file a complaint. The process in which to obtain the building permit is listed on the county's page, which will tell you what the proper requirements are for the application.

    By admn1
    Jul 14, 2016

  • Question: Is a drvers license a public record
    By Janeen
    Jul 08, 2016
    Reply:

    Look up Federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act (18 USC §§ 2721-2725) and Va. Code §§ 46.2-208 through 214. The state of Virginia's laws have more restrictions that the federal governance of drivers license information. The state’s dmv page "Release of DMV Information" states that driving license information is "NOT" public, unless you obtain a written consent. There are exceptions, the same exceptions you would expect from a records that is not deemed public.

    By adm
    Jul 12, 2016

  • Question: I was arrested in Florida on 1-1-1983 on charges of felony car theft from the county of Chesterfield, VA. Was extradited back to VA from Florida and when I went before the Judge in this matter he dismissed the case. Now all these years later when I went to get my conceal carry permit the state of Fl is saying I have a felony against me. I contacted Chesterfield county about the matter and found out that they purge the files every 10 years. I contacted the Criminal Records Exchange for VA filled out a form with my fingerprints and they said I have no criminal record. Fl still wants proof, what am I suppose to do when Fl will not take the word of VA that I have no criminal record.
    By Edith
    Jun 30, 2016
    Reply:

    Which proof do they need, is there's a document that was requested of you? Criminal History Records Check (SP-230) and (SP-167) are obtained from the Virginia state police. Their website will list their purposes. One example of SP-230 request is for Armed & Unarmed Security Guard Companies, visas, passports and more official use. Since it's a check of your own records, privacy is not an issue. Finger prints are required for SP-230. This is not a guarantee that it will suffice, therefore having them tell you what you need after you show them these options, before getting them is most helpful. It's much easier to show you have a record, than to show you don't have one.

    By arthur
    Jul 12, 2016

  • Question: Copy of marriage certificate
    By Diana
    Jun 21, 2016
    Reply:

    The division of vital records in Virginia tells you how to request a certificate (certified copy) of marriages. Marriage records are available from 1936 to present. They can be requested by mail, in person/walk-in, express delivery and at full service DMV locations. Marriages are considered public record after 25 years, only immediate family such as the spouse, child, sibling, parents and grandparents can make the request and obtain them within 25 years.

    By adm
    Jul 12, 2016

  • Question: I would like to find out if I have been divorced by my spouse
    By Darrell
    May 10, 2016
  • Question: How can I find out if someone bought a house
    By kelly
    Apr 08, 2016
  • Question: How can I find about my friend charges in Richmond city and henrico va
    By nikki
    Apr 03, 2016
  • Question: Value of land in Rocky Station, Lee County VA in 1995 or 1996
    By Cathy
    Mar 21, 2016
  • Question: I need a court record for 1998 and 2003 doesn't show up on any search
    By anonymous
    Mar 14, 2016
  • Question: How can I find the court docket for Chesapeake ,Va J&D COURT FOR 03-04-2016
    By Martha
    Mar 04, 2016
  • Question: How can I see if my spouse filed for a divorce or not?
    By Amanda
    Feb 28, 2016
  • Question: How can I find my friend who got arrested today at five clock this morning and show the mugshot pictures for today ?
    By fantisha
    Feb 27, 2016
  • Question: How do I find name change records from Blacksburg Va
    By mark
    Feb 08, 2016
  • Question: Who do I call to find out when my brothers life insurance expired and name of insurance agency holding the policy
    By Gene
    Feb 05, 2016
  • Question: How can I see arrest records without having to pay for it
    By Tina
    Dec 17, 2015
    Reply:

    Depends on where you are looking for the records. There are departments which list their recent arrests online for public view, take fairfax county for example. You will need to look into individual counties'/cities' jails to see persons in custody of the police. If you need the official reports, the department's website will have a process to obtain them. However, if you just need the information, you will need to located them at all levels, including courts and statewide incarceration.

    By ted
    Jan 26, 2016

  • Question: How do I find census records from the 1800s
    By pllee
    Jan 25, 2016
  • Question: How can I view a list of names of people arrested in norfolk va on a certain day?
    By anonymous
    Jan 14, 2016
  • Question: How do I find out driving record
    By mom
    May 07, 2015
    Reply:

    If the driving record is your own, the state's dmv provides copies over the net. Other than that, the law according to the dmv's site is that driving records are not open to the public, here's the Virginia code Va. Code §§ 46.2-208 through 214. The federal law, which is not as restrictive is Federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act (18 USC §§ 2721-2725). However, this does not mean it is not open at any time. You can look up the law for exceptions, (impractical to go over all of the exceptions to the law without knowing your specific situation and if they would apply).

    By steven
    Jan 11, 2016

  • Question: How do I find a Va mugshot from 1997
    By oscar
    Apr 18, 2015
    Reply:

    It's probably easier since they've already been in the system for so long. Virginia's department of corrections' offender locator. A name search can be conducted if you do not know any other information about that person. It's an open free search and worth the time spent checking.

    By adm
    Nov 27, 2015

  • Question: How do I find out about a DUI arrest in Virginia?
    By anonymous
    Nov 07, 2015
    Reply:

    Arrest lists (whether DUI or others) can be found on independent police sites such as the one the city of Danville which has warrants and reported incidents also. You can’t tell which departments have these databases until you’ve accessed them. Remember that police sites are not marketed to gain a large number of visitors, but to simply assist with some of their tasks. Putting inmates, persons in custody and wanted fugitives online helps by having public access.

    By a1
    Nov 11, 2015

  • Question: How do you find historical criminal records? Or the death of an inmate from 1941?
    By DK
    Sep 09, 2015
    Reply:

    There are different types and sources of criminal and arrest records. Criminal records are from court or central criminal database/repository. Arrest records are from individual law enforcement agencies which made the arrest. Each has their records division and specifics in regard to records provided.

    By adm
    Sep 17, 2015

  • Question: How do I find out what time my traffic court case is
    By Darlene
    Jun 22, 2015
    Reply:

    Access the General District Court Online Case Information System. On the left menu, you will see a tab for traffic/criminal, under that tab you will see options to search cases by name, number, date or process/service. You will be able to select which court. Thereafter you will be taken to a page where you can search for free and view case numbers (if searching by name or other criteria), defendant, hearing date, hearing time, charge and action.

    By adm
    Sep 17, 2015

  • Question: How can I access marriage records
    By anonymous
    Jun 24, 2015
    Reply:

    Marriage records since 1936-2014 in Virginia can be found at the Office of Vital Records. You can follow the birth records link listed under "free public records" since they're provided by the same department.

    By admn-resp
    Sep 17, 2015

  • Question: Where do I find business licenses
    By B
    Aug 21, 2015
  • Question: How many residents have lived at 414 ford rd hampton va
    By Chellie
    Jun 22, 2015
  • Question: Heroin overdoses for 2014
    By Tim
    May 05, 2015
  • Question: How dose a convicted felon get their rights back?
    By todd
    May 02, 2015
  • Question: How do I find out if I was put in a will in 2001 and never got notified of what was willed to me?
    By amy
    May 02, 2015
  • Question: Stafford Cnty cannot provide duplicate of my name change filed some 20-22 years ago with the exact date. I am 80 now. The lawyers ofc has moved..and I don't remember his last name. I need proof of name change in order to be buried. Can you please advise me of any further steps to take. Thank you
    By Rebecca
    Apr 29, 2015
  • Question: How can I find out the last name of someone who died in prison with only knowing their first name?
    By Aaron
    Apr 29, 2015
  • Question: How can I find out if someone is divorce
    By aim
    Apr 20, 2015
  • Question: How do I find daily crime statistics
    By joe
    Feb 18, 2015
    Reply:

    Crime mapping allows visitors to chose the day(s) span to view their data of offenses occurring. The area to search can be narrowed, however the coverage is not the entire state as some police or sheriffs departments provide their arrest and incident data and other do not. It is free and there are several crime mapping services open to the public.

    By adm
    Mar 19, 2015

  • Question: How can I find a mug shot
    By dee
    Feb 16, 2015
  • Question: How do I find the release date of persons arrested? Is this type of information available online and considered public record?
    By anonymous
    Feb 11, 2015
  • Question: How do u get minutes in type form from criminal trail.?
    By Matt
    Jan 13, 2015
  • Question: Where can I find copies of wedding records in va?
    By bam
    Jan 07, 2015
  • Question: Where do Virginia businesses get them employees' background checked?
    By john
    May 04, 2014
  • Question: What area is worst in drug trafficking
    By hilliary1
    Apr 01, 2014
    Reply:

    There are two ways to look up areas under and see the types of crimes occurring. One is the crime maps that are freely available online, note that not all areas are included. The other are the recent arrests. There are certain times when drug activity picks up and their arrests follow. Also, there are published reports of sweeps. This is when a joint effort from law enforcement is executing warrants for arrest or search. The agency will release reports for the media, online, tv or their own site's press release.

    By jay
    Apr 02, 2014

  • Question: Where can I see copy of will
    By danny
    Jul 21, 2013
    Reply:

    Some wills are recorded and can be viewed through the county recorders/clerk's office. If you are in the will, the attorney drafting the will may have a copy they can provide

    By visitblg
    Aug 14, 2013

  • Question: Does the Department of Corrections show mugshots?
    By bloggerpost
    Jul 20, 2013
    Reply:

    Yes and no. Some do and some others do not. You can check them individually. Each state has one main website to begin the search, so it will not take too much time and they're free to the public.

    By poster
    Aug 08, 2013

  • Question: How do I find out if I have a criminal back round?
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    Feb 25, 2013
  • Question: Recently I requested public court records from Loudoun County, VA General District Court - these records were from a misdemeanor criminal case from 1995. The Clerk of the Court of Loudoun County wrote to me: that per Code ofVA 16.2-69.57, records more than 10 yrs old are expunged. I looked the Code up and it should be 16.1 not/not 16.2 AND they stated that per Title 37.2 civil records more than 10 years old are purged. Is this true? by purged does the Court mean that they are destroyed and no longer can be accessed?
    By Marianna
    Feb 02, 2013
  • Question: How can I find a mugshot of someone in prison if they have been in there science 1988?
    By shelly
    Jan 05, 2013