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

It's always best to call before sending written inquiries in order to obtain the exact address and ordering information.

MINNESOTA STATE WEB SITE:
http://www.state.mn.us

Attorney General
http://www.ag.state.mn.us

Archives
http://www.mnhs.org/

Legislation Records
http://www.leg.state.mn.us/

Criminal Records
Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Bremer Tower
444 Cedar Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
(651) 201-7000
http://www.dps.state.mn.us

Vehicle Ownership Information
Driver and Vehicle Services
445 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
(651) 296-6911
http://www.mndriveinfo.org

Vital Statistics (marriage/divorce/birth/death)
Minnesota Center for Health Statistics
Post Office Box 64975
St. Paul, MN 55164-0975
(651) 296-8422
http://www.health.state.mn.us

Workers Compensation
Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals
405 Minnesota Judicial Center
25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.,
St. Paul, MN 55155
(651) 296-6526
http://www.workerscomp.state.mn.us

Business/Corporate Records
UCC/Tax Liens
Office of the Secretary of State
60 Empire Drive, Suite 100
St. Paul, MN 55103
(651) 296-2803
http://www.sos.state.mn.us

Civil Records
Court Information Office
Address: 135 Minnesota Judicial Center
25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155
(651) 297-5532
http://www.mncourts.gov

CIVIL AND CRIMINAL INFORMATION BY COUNTY:

Aitkin
209 2nd Street NW
Aitkin, MN 56431
(218) 927-7276

Becker
PO Box 787
913 Lake Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN 56502
(218) 846-7201

Carlton
301 Walnut Ave
Carlton, MN 55718
(218) 384-9122

Dakota
1590 Highway 55
Hastings, MN 55033
(651) 437-3191

Freeborn
411 South Broadway
Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007
(507) 377-5299

Grant
PO Box 1007
10-2nd Street NE
Elbow Lake, MN 56531-1007
(218) 685-4133

Houston
304 South Marshall Street
PO Box 29
Caledonia Minnesota 55921
(507) 725-5813

Itasca
123 NE 4th St.
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
(218) 327-2856

Jackson
405 4th St.
Jackson, MN 56143
(888) 293-4446

Kanabec
18 North Vine, #261B
Mora, MN 55051
(320) 679-6466

Lake
601 3rd Ave
Two Harbors, MN 55616
(218) 834-8347

Marshall
208 E Colvin Avenue
Warren, MN 56762
(218) 745-4801

Norman
16 3rd Ave E
Ada, MN 56510
(218) 784-5473

Olmsted
Government Center
151 4th Street SE
Rochester, MN 55904-3710
(507) 328-6001

Pine
635 Northridge Dr. NW
Pine City, Minnesota 55063
(320) 591-1400

Ramsey
90 West Plato Blvd.
St Paul, MN 55107
(651) 266-2000

Scott
Government Center
200 Fourth Ave West
Shakopee, MN 55379
(952) 445-7750

Todd
221 First Avenue South
Suite 300
Long Prairie MN 56347
(320) 732-4428

Winona
177 Main Street,
Winona, MN 55987
(507) 457-6350