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Background Check Resources by State:

Background Check Resources

National Sex Offender Database - This free site is coordinated with the U.S. Department of Justice, and allows a user to submit a national query to obtain information about sex offenders through a number of search options. This site is for use with all U.S. states except Oregon and South Dakota.

Federal Trade Commission's Identity Theft Site - This website is a one-stop national resource to learn about the crime of identity theft. It provides detailed information to help you deter, detect, and defend against identity theft.

President’s Task Force on Identity Theft - Governement resources to fight identity theft established by Executive Order in 2006.

Birth Database - This free site uses government records to find a person's birthdate using their name and location information.

Background Record Finder - This site allows you to run non-FCRA level background checks on individuals for a fee.

Consumer Rights Under the FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act)

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse - A Jobseeker's Guide to Employment Background Checks. A guide to what an employer can and cannot access in a pre-employment background check.

National Credit Reporting Association, Inc - The national association for credit reporting agencies.

National Association of Professional Background Screeners - Non-profit trade association represents companies offering tenant, employment and background screening.