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New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire, 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.

NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE WEB SITE:
http://www.nh.gov/

Attorney General
http://doj.nh.gov/

Archives
http://www.sos.nh.gov/archives/

Legislation Records
http://www.nh.gov/government/laws.html

Criminal Records
New Hampshire Department of Safety
33 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03305
(800) 735-2964
http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/nhsp/ssb/crimrecords/

Vehicle Ownership Information
New Hampshire Department of Safety
33 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03305
(800) 735-2964
http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/

Vital Statistics (marriage/divorce/birth/death)
NH DHHS Division of Public Health Services
Health Statistics and Data Management
29 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301-4604
(603) 271-8425
http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/DHHS/HSDM/default.htm

Workers Compensation
NH Department of Labor
95 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-3176
http://www.labor.state.nh.us/workers_compensation.asp

Business/Corporate Records
UCC/Tax Liens
Office of the Secretary of State
State House, #204,
Concord, N.H. 03301
(603) 271-3242
http://www.sos.nh.gov/

Civil Records
Administrative Office of the Courts
Two Charles Doe Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-2521
http://www.courts.state.nh.us/aoc/index.htm

CIVIL AND CRIMINAL INFORMATION BY COUNTY:

Belknap
34 County Dr.
Laconia, NH 03246
(603) 527-5400

Carroll
95 Water Village Road
PO Box 152
Ossipee, NH 03864
(603) 539-7751

Cheshire
33 West Street
Keene, NH 03431
(603) 355-0151

Coos
55 School St. #103
Lancaster, NH 03584
(603) 788-2392

Grafton
3855 Dartmouth College Highway
North Haverhill, NH 03774
(603) 787-6941

Hillsborough
329 Mast Road
Goffstown, NH 03045
(603) 627-5602

Merrimack
4 Court Street
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 228-0331

Rockingham
119 North Road
Brentwood, NH 03833
(603) 679-9350

Strafford
PO Box 23
Center Strafford, NH 03815
(603) 664-2192

Sullivan
14 Main St
Newport, NH 03773-1548
(603) 863-2560