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Indiana 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 Indiana, 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.

INDIANA STATE INFORMATION HOT LINE:
(317) 233-0800

INDIANA STATE WEB SITE:
www.state.in.us

Governor's Office

Attorney General's Office

Legislative Records

State Archives
Criminal Records
Indiana State Police
Central Records
100 N. Senate Ave.
Indianapolis IN 46204-2259
(317) 232-8266
(fax number not provided)
www.state.in.us/isp

Indiana Request for Limited Criminal History Information

Department of Corrections

E-CriminalBackgroundCheck.net

Driving Records
Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Driver Records
Indiana Government Center North
Indianapolis IN 46204
(317) 232-6000 x2
(fax number not provided)
www.state.in.us/bmv

Vehicle Ownership Information
Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Vehicle Records
100 N. Senate Ave.
Indianapolis IN 46204
(317) 233-6000
(fax number not provided)
www.in.gov/bmv

Vital Statistics
(birth, death) [divorce, marriage records available only at country level]
State Department of Health
Vital Records Office
PO Box 7125
Indianapolis IN 46206-7125
(317) 233-2700
(317) 233-7210 (fax)
www.in.gov/isdh/index.htm

Business/Corporate Records
Corporation Division
Secretary of State
302 W Washington St.
Indianapolis IN 46204
(317) 232-6576
(317) 233-3387 (fax)
www.IN.gov/sos

Trademarks

Workers Compensation Information
Workers Compensation Board
402 W Washington St
Indianapolis IN 46204
(317) 232-3808
(317) 233-5493
www.in.gov/workcomp/index.html

UCCs
[tax liens available only at county level]
Secretary of State
UCC Division
302 West Washington St.
Indianapolis IN 46204
(317) 233-3984
(317) 233-3387 (fax)
www.in.gov/sos/business/ucc.html

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

Adams County
313 S. Jefferson, Room 314
Decatur, IN 46733-1660
(260) 724-5309

Allen County
715 S. Calhoun St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 449-7245

Bartholomew County
P.O. Box 924
Columbus, IN 47202-0924
(812) 379-1600

ONLINE: Property, GIS
www.bartholomewco.com/login.phtml

Benton County
706 E. 5th St., Suite 37
Fowler, IN 47944-1556
(765) 884-0930

Blackford County
110 W. Washington St.
Hartford City, IN 47348-2251
(765) 348-1130

Boone County
1 Courthouse Square, Room 212
Lebanon, IN 46052
(765) 482-3510

Brown County
P.O. Box 86
Nashville, IN 47448-0086
(812) 988-5510

Carroll County
101 W. Main St.
Delphi, IN 46923
(765) 564-4485

Cass County
200 Court Park
Logansport, IN 46947-3114
(574) 753-7730

Clark County
501 E. Court Ave.
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
(812) 285-6244

Clay County
P.O. Box 33
Brazil, IN 47834
(812) 448-9024

Clinton County
270 Courthouse Square
Frankfort, IN 46041-1957
(765) 659-6335

Crawford County
P.O. Box 375
English, IN 47118-0375
(812) 338-2565

Daviess County
County Courthouse
P.O. Box 793
Washington, IN 47501
(812) 254-8664

De Kalb County
P.O. Box 230
Auburn, IN 46706-0230
(219) 925-0912

Dearborn County
215-B W. High St.
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025-1909
(812) 537-8867

Decatur County
150 Courthouse Square, Suite 121
Greensburg, IN 47240
(812) 663-8223

Delaware County
P.O. Box 1089
Muncie, IN 47308-1089
(765) 747-7726

Dubois County
Courthouse
1 Courthouse Square
Jasper, IN 47546
(812) 481-7070

Elkhart County
101 N. Main St., Rm. 204
Goshen, IN 46526-3293
(574) 523-2233

Fayette County
P.O. Box 607
Connersville, IN 47331-0607
(765) 825-1813

Floyd County
P.O. Box 1056
New Albany, IN 47150
(812) 948-5414

Fountain County
P.O. Box 183
Covington, IN 47932-0183
(765) 793-2192

Franklin County
459 Main St.
Brookville, IN 47012
(765) 647-5111

Fulton County
P.O. Box 524
Rochester, IN 46975
(574) 223-2911

Gibson County
Courthouse Square, P.O. Box 630
Princeton, IN 47670
(812) 386-6474

Grant County
101 E. 4th St.
Marion, IN 46952
(765) 668-8121

Greene County
P.O. Box 229
Bloomfield, IN 47424-0229
(812) 384-8532

Hamilton County
1 Hamilton County Square, Suite 106
Noblesville, IN 46060-2233
(317) 776-9629

Hancock County
9 E. Main St., Room 201
Greenfield, IN 46140
(317) 477-1109

Harrison County
300 N. Capitol Ave., Room 203
Corydon, IN 47112
(812) 738-4289

Hendricks County
P.O. Box 599
Danville, IN 46122-0599
(317) 745-9231

Henry County
P.O. Box B
New Castle, IN 47362
(765) 529-6401

Howard County
P.O. Box 9004
Kokomo, IN 46904-9004
(765) 456-2204

Huntington County
P.O. Box 228
Huntington, IN 46750
(260) 358-4817

Jackson County
P.O. Box 318
Brownstown, IN 47220-0122
(812) 358-6117

Jasper County
115 W. Washington St., Courthouse
Rensselaer, IN 47978
(219) 866-4941

Jay County
Courthouse, 2nd Fl
Portland, IN 47371
(219) 726-4951

Jefferson County
300 E. Main St., Room 203
Madison, IN 47250
(812) 265-8923

Jennings County
Courthouse
P.O. Box 385
Vernon, IN 47282
(812) 352-3070

Johnson County
P.O. Box 368
Franklin, IN 46131-0368
(317) 736-3708

Knox County
101 N. 7th
Vincennes, IN 47591
(812) 885-2521

Kosciusko County
121 N. Lake St.
Warsaw, IN 46580
(574) 372-2331

La Porte County
813 Lincoln Way
La Porte, IN 46350-3492
(219) 326-6808

Lagrange County
105 N. Detroit St.
Lagrange, IN 46761
(260) 463-3442

Lake County
2293 N. Main St.
Crown Point, IN 46307
(219) 755-3000

Lawrence County
P.O. Box 99
Bedford, IN 47421
(812) 275-7543

Madison County
P.O. Box 1277
Anderson, IN 46015
(765) 641-9443

Marion County
200 E. Washington St., Room W-122
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3307
(317) 327-4740

Marshall County
211 W. Madison St.
Plymouth, IN 46563
(574) 936-8922

Martin County
P.O. Box 120
Shoals, IN 47581-0120
(812) 247-3651

Miami County
P.O. Box 184
Peru, IN 46970-0184
(765) 472-3901

Monroe County
P.O. Box 547
Bloomington, IN 47402-0547
(812) 349-2614

Montgomery County
P.O. Box 768
Crawfordsville, IN 47933-0768
(765) 364-6430

Morgan County
P.O. Box 1556
Martinsville, IN 46151-1556
(765) 342-1025

Newton County
P.O. Box 49
Kentland, IN 47951-0049
(219) 474-6081

Noble County
101 N. Orange St.
Albion, IN 46701
(260) 636-2736

Ohio County
P.O. Box 185
Rising Sun, IN 47040
(812) 438-2610

Orange County
Courthouse
Paoli, IN 47454
(812) 723-2649

Owen County
P.O. Box 146
Spencer, IN 47460-0146
(812) 829-5015

Parke County
116 W. High St., Room 204
Rockville, IN 47872
(765) 569-5132

Perry County
Courthouse
2219 Payne St.
Tell City, IN 47586
(812) 547-3741

Pike County
Courthouse, 801 Main St.
Petersburg, IN 47567-1298
(812) 354-6025

Porter County
16 E. Lincoln Way
Attn: Records
Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 465-3453

Posey County
P.O. Box 606
Mount Vernon, IN 47620-0606
(812) 838-1306

Pulaski County
112 E. Main, Room 230
Winamac, IN 46996
(574) 946-3313

Putnam County
P.O. Box 546
Greencastle, IN 46135-0546
(765) 653-2648

Randolph County
Courthouse, 100 S. Main St.
Winchester, IN 47394-0230
(765) 584-7070

Ripley County
P.O. Box 177
Versailles, IN 47042-0177
(812) 689-6115

Rush County
P.O. Box 429
Rushville, IN 46173-0429
(765) 932-2086

Saint Joseph County
101 S. Main St.
South Bend, IN 46601
(574) 235-9635

Scott County
1 E. McClain Ave., Suite 120
Scottsburg, IN 47170
(812) 752-8420

Shelby County
P.O. Box 198
Shelbyville, IN 46176-0198
(317) 392-6320

Spencer County
P.O. Box 12
Rockport, IN 47635-0012
(812) 649-6027

Starke County
53 E. Washington St.
Knox, IN 46534
(574) 772-9128

Steuben County
55 S. Public Square
Angola, IN 46703
(260) 668-1000

Sullivan County
P.O. Box 370
Sullivan, IN 47882
(812) 268-4657

Switzerland County
212 W. Main
Vevay, IN 47043
(812) 427-3175

Tippecanoe County
P.O. Box 1665
Lafayette, IN 47902
(765) 423-9326

Tipton County
County Clerk Courthouse, 3rd Floor
Tipton, IN 46072
(765) 675-2791

Union County
26 W. Union St.
Liberty, IN 47353
(765) 458-6121

Vanderburgh County
P.O. Box 3356
Evansville, IN 47732-3356
(812) 435-5160

Vermillion County
P.O. Box 8
Newport, IN 47966-0008
(765) 492-3500

Vigo County
P.O. Box 8449
Terre Haute, IN 47808-8449
(812) 462-3211

Wabash County
1 W. Hill St.
Wabash, IN 46992
(260) 563-0661

Warren County
125 N. Monroe, Suite 11
Williamsport, IN 47993
(765) 762-3510

Warrick County
107 W. Locus St., Suite 201
Boonville, IN 47601
(812) 897-6160

Washington County
99 Public Square
Salem, IN 47167
(812) 883-5748

Wayne County
301 E. Main
Richmond, IN 47374
(765) 973-9200

ONLINE: Wayne County Recorder
http://co.wayne.in.us

Assessor
http://prc.co.wayne.in.us

Marriage Records - 1811-1903

Wells County
102 W. Market St., Suite 201
Bluffton, IN 46714
(219) 824-6479

White County
P.O. Box 350
Monticello, IN 47960-0350
(574) 583-7032

Whitley County
Courthouse, Room 10
101 W. Vanburen St.
Columbia City, IN 46725
(260) 248-3102