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Arizona Background Check Resources

Background checks are governed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Most state laws concerning public records and background checks are very liberal and straightforward. In the State of Arizona, public records are readily available to anyone wishing to obtain them through appropriate official state agency channels. Background checks are instrumental in the parties' ability to enter into various legally binding contracts, and as such, are always a good idea. Background checks generally require a written permission prior to performing the inquiry. Occasionally, it is possible to obtain such reports without permission, but the results may lack in-depth details.

If the background check adversely affects the consumer, the party accessing public records must provide a copy of the report and a summary of the consumer's rights under FCRA, and allow the consumer reasonable time to contest the report. Due to the increasing threat of identity theft, some states (i. e. California) may now require the employer to provide a copy of the background check report to the consumer regardless of its content.

Call the telephone numbers listed below (or visit the listed websites) to learn how to access the specific background check information you're seeking. Public information may be accessible online or by phone, mail or in person.

It's always best to call before sending written inquiries in order to obtain exact addressing/ordering information.

ARIZONA STATE INFORMATION HOT LINE:
(602)542-4900

ARIZONA STATE WEB SITE:
www.state.az.us

Governor's Office

Attorney General's Office

State Archives
Criminal Records
Department of Public Safety
Criminal History Records Unit PO Box 6638
Phoenix AZ 85005-6638
(602) 223-2223
(602)223-2972 (fax)

Incarceration Records

Driving Records
Motor Vehicle Division
PO Box 2100
Phoenix AZ 85001
(602) 255-0072
(fax number not provided)
www.dot.state.az.us/MVD/mvd.htm

MyRightsCentral.com

Vehicle Ownership Information
Motor Vehicle Division
PO Box 2100
Phoenix AZ 85001
(602) 712-8420
(fax number not provided)
www.dot.state.az.us/MVD/mvd.htm

Vital Statistics (birth, death) [divorce, marriage records available only at county level]
Department of Health Services
Vital Statistics Section
PO Boix 3887
Phoenix AZ 85030
(602) 255-3260
(602) 249-3040 (fax)
www.hs.state.az.us/vitalred/index.htm

Business/Corporate Records
Corporation Commission
1300 W. Washington Ave
Phoenix AZ 85007
(602) 542-3285
(602) 542-3414 (fax)
www.cc.state.az.us/corp/index.htm

Trade Names

Workers Compensation Information
State Compensation Fund
3030 N. Third St.
Phoenix AZ 85012
(602) 631-2000
(602) 631-2213 (fax)
www.statefund.com

UCCs and Federal Tax Liens
UCC Division
Secretary of State
State Capitol
Phoenix AZ 85007
(602) 542-6187
(602) 542-7386 (fax)
www.sosaz.com/business_services/ucc.htm

Call the telephone numbers listed below (or visit the listed websites) to learn how to access the specific background check information you're seeking. Public information may be accessible online or by phone, mail or in person.

It's always best to call before sending written inquiries in order to obtain exact addressing/ordering information.

Note: Government agencies are continually updating and expanding online access to their records; consequently, this page is continually updated and expanded. Check back for the latest information!

City-County Cross Index

Apache County
P.O. Box 365
Saint Johns, AZ 85936-0428
(928) 337-7550

ONLINE: Recording, Deeds, Liens
http://www.thecountyrecorder.com/(jxjathqqfwdnshzjiyddqaei)/Introduction.aspx?CountyKey=5

Cochise County
Clerk of the Superior Court
P.O. Drawer CK
Bisbee, AZ 85603
(520) 432-8604

ONLINE: Treasurer Back Tax List
http://209.180.126.252/treasurer/backtax.htm

Coconino County
100 E. Birch Ave., Flagstaff Justice Court
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
(928) 779-6535

Gila County
1400 E. Ash St.
Globe, AZ 85501-1414
(928)425-3231

Graham County
Clerk of the Superior Court
800 W. Main St.
Safford, AZ 85546-2829
(928) 428-3100

ONLINE: Assessor, Property
http://www.co.mohave.az.us/graham/assessor/assessdatalink.asp

Most Wanted
http://www.eaznet.com/~gcso/wanted.htm

Recording, Deeds, Liens, Vital Statistics
http://www.thecountyrecorder.com/(m1m33j55hrpfik452p1tsw55)/Search.aspx?CountyKey=1

Greenlee County
P.O. Box 1027
Clifton, AZ 85533-1027
(928) 865-4242

ONLINE: Recording, Deeds, Liens, Vital Statistics
http://www.thecountyrecorder.com/(ugpmncndehiabhuznxspvsuo)/Search.aspx?CountyKey=2

La Paz County
1316 Kofa, Suite 607/ P.O. Box 730
Parker, AZ 85344-6477
(928) 669-6131

Maricopa County
201 West Jefferson
Phoenix, AZ 85003-2225
(602) 506-3360

ONLINE: Maricopa County Assessor:
www.maricopa.gov/assessor/default.asp

Maricopa County Superior Court:
www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov

Most Wanted and Child Support
http://www.mcso.org/submenu.asp?file=mostwanted

Recorder
http://recorder.maricopa.gov/recdocdata/GetRecDataSelect.asp?mcrs=1

Treasurer, Property Tax
http://treasurer.maricopa.gov/parcels/

Phoenix Accident Reports
https://www.vectrareports.com/index.aspx

Mohave County
Clerk of the Superior Court
P.O. Box 7000
Kingman, AZ 86402
(928) 753-0713

ONLINE: Assessor, Property Tax, Sales
http://www.co.mohave.az.us/1moweb/depts_files/assessor.htm

Environmental Health
http://www.co.mohave.az.us/1moweb/depts_files/health_files/restaurant_scores_health.htm

Most Wanted
http://www.co.mohave.az.us/mcso/WANTED.html

Recorder, Deeds, UCC
http://icris.co.mohave.az.us/splash.jsp

Sex Offender
http://www.ctaz.com/~mcso/page19.html

Navajo County
Clerk of the Superior Court
P.O. Box 668
Holbrook, AZ 85205-0668
(928) 524-4188

Pima County
110 W. Congress
Tucson, AZ 85701-1333
(520) 740-3240

Pinal County
Clerk of the Superior Court
P.O. Box 2730
Florence, AZ 85232
(520) 868-6296

ONLINE: Recorder, Grantor/Grantee
http://pinalcountyaz.gov/Pages/Home.aspx

Treasurer, Tax Liens, Sales, Bills
http://pinalcountyaz.gov/Pages/Home.aspx

Santa Cruz County
2150 N. Congress Dr.
Nogales, AZ 85621
(520) 375-7700

Yavapai County
Superior Court
Prescott, AZ 86301
(928) 771-3313

Property Records
http://mapserver.co.yavapai.az.us/parcelinfo/map.asp

Yuma County
168 S. 2nd Ave.
Yuma, AZ 85364-2297
(928) 329-2164

ONLINE: Property Assessor
http://itax.co.yuma.az.us:8080/itax/taxSplash.jsp