Virginia Public Records

See Virginia court, jail, prison, police department, sheriff, and district attorney public records, including arrest records, court records, criminal records, inmate records, jail records, police records, and warrant searches.


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Virginia public records

State government agencies maintain many public records about the people who live in Virginia. You may need to search these public records when you are performing a criminal background check, which includes locating records through the court system, police departments, sheriff's departments, and other state government agencies.

You will find every type of Virginia public record here, including arrest records, marriage licenses, and birth records. Whether you are performing genealogy research about your family or you're curious about someone new in your life, you can access complete, accurate public records here.

How can Virginia public records help me?

Virginia records serve many purposes. Whether you're performing a criminal background check on a job applicant at your business, screening someone you met through an online dating service, or checking the background of a daycare owner, you'll find complete answers here.

Public records kept by police departments and sheriff's departments contain the criminal records of suspects, convicts, inmates, and sex offenders.

Beyond arrest reports and jail records, the Virginia court system also has public records about civil matters including bankruptcy filings, birth certificates, marriage licenses, and divorce filings.

You will need to comply with specific rules in order to obtain vital records like birth certificates, and this website can show you how to meet those requirements.

If you are trying to locate someone who is currently or was formerly in jail or prison, then this directory can help. You can search Virginia inmate records and jail records quickly and easily here. In order to identify the correct inmate, it helps if you know the person's full name or identification number. However, even if you lack this information, your Virginia record search can still be successful.

You can access public records from a dozen or more different state offices and agencies. However, tracking down this information on your own and sorting through the results will be complicated and time-consuming. The resources here can help you locate Virginia public records quickly and easily.

Where can I find Virginia public records?

All state and municipal government agencies keep public records. It's important to know which organization has the records you want.

If you're looking for inmate records or jail records, you'll need to search the jails and prisons database. Likewise, if you want to do a background check on someone, then search through police department arrest records as well as court records.