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Background check laws in Indiana allow for the reporting of a limited criminal history that may include felony charges and Class A misdemeanor arrests within the state. The information on the report is collected and reported by police and law enforcement in the state.

You can perform the search online or send in a request form.

Your criminal history may include:

To search online, go to https://www.in.gov/ai/appfiles/isp-lch/ and review the agreement. After answering three questions, you are taken to the search site. You can search by:

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Address
  • Company name

The site also asks for information about the reason for your request.

Background Checks for Employment

Your potential or current employer may want to know if you’ve been arrested and if you’ve been to jail. Accessing this information is typically done due to the nature of the position that you have currently or in the future. Some types of employment require background checks, such as:

  • Public schools
  • Nursing homes
  • Gaming and licensing
  • Management level positions in the field of finance
  • Banks and credit unions
  • Social services

How Far Back Does a Background Check Go?

A name-based criminal record search may cover your entire adulthood. Your employer may also request a fingerprint search on the federal level through the FBI.

How Much Does a Background Check Cost?

There is a fee for each search that you do. Subscribers pay slightly less than those who do not subscribe and pay by credit card. You are required to pay the fee even if the search turns up no results or the wring results.

How to Lookup Court Cases in Indiana

The Indiana Judicial Branch is responsible for managing records of court cases in the state. You can access public records at https://public.courts.in.gov/mycase/#/vw/Search and search by:

  • Case number
  • Citation number
  • Cross-reference
  • Court
  • Type of case
  • Open and/or closed status
  • Date range that the case was filed
  • Individual or business name
  • Birthdate
  • Attorney name or BAR number

Locating Sex Offenders in Your Neighborhood

The state of Indiana offers an online search for sex offenders at http://www.icrimewatch.net/indiana.php

After selecting a county, you are taken to a disclaimer page. Once you agree to the disclaimer, you can perform the online search at http://www.icrimewatch.net/index.php?AgencyID=54820&disc=54820

Searches can include:

  • Address
  • City
  • Zip code
  • Type of address for the offender (i.e., home, work, school, secondary)
  • Name
  • Compliance status
  • Internet names and usernames
  • Email address
  • Phone number

The results of the search include the offender’s rap sheet information, such as:

  • Mugshot
  • Name
  • Offender level (i.e., offender against children, sexually violent predator)
  • Address
  • Start and end date of registration, if applicable
  • Physical description
  • Other known addresses
  • Offenses
  • Warrants, if applicable

Indiana Inmate Search

You can search for inmates at Indiana correctional facilities at https://www.in.gov/apps/indcorrection/ofs/ofs

Searches can include:

  • Name
  • Department of Corrections offender number

Using FreeBackgroundCheck.org to Find Information

The state resources in Indiana may not provide all of the information that you need. Use FreeBackgroundCheck.org to find other details about yourself or another person, such as: