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 people who live here. Often you'll need to search these public records when you're doing riminal background checks, which include searches through the court system, police departments, sheriff departments, and other state government agencies.

You'll find every type of Virginia public record here. That includes arrest records, marriage licenses, and birth records. Whether you're doing genealogy research about family members or you're curious someone new in your life, you'll find access to 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, or screening someone you met through an online dating service, or checking the background of a daycare owner, you'll find complete answers here.

Each police department keeps criminal records of suspects, inmates, and sex offenders in these public records.

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.

To obtain birth certificates you'll need to comply with specific rules, and here you can learn all about meeting those requirements.

If you're trying to locate someone who is (or was) in jail or prison then this directory can help. You can search Virginia inmate records and jail records quickly and easily here.

To search for inmates, it helps if you know the full name or identification number before you begin. Even if you have no preliminary information, your Virginia records search can still be successful.

Even though there's plenty of information available through Virginia record searches, sorting through it on your own may be a slow process. The resources here can speed up your results.

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 departments' arrest records as well as court records.