Frequently Asked Questions
WarrantCheck services can help bring peace of mind, or provide critical information about what matters to you and those you care about. It can also satisfy our curiosity, when used properly. WarrantCheck helps you keep tabs on your record and monitor new people in your life and the lives of those you care about.
Use WarrantCheck to scope out:
- Your Family
- New Dating Relationships
- Online Acquaintances
- Social Media Connections
- New Friends
- Parents of your child's friends
- Online buyers & sellers
- Co-workers or Boss
- Your Favorite (and not-so-favorite) Celebrities
WarrantCheck makes it easy to conduct fast and accurate warrant searches for people. However, please follow best practices and use the warrant check service appropriately. It is illegal to use people record search sites for criminal activities such as identify theft, harassment, violating a restraining order, or using it in any other way that is contrary to the law. This includes any form of screening potential applicants.
You should not use WarrantCheck to:
- Screen Employees
- Screen Professional Services
- Screen Tenants
- Screen Domestic Service Workers
- Verify an Individual's Eligibility for Credit or Insurance
- Determine Qualifications for Educational Programs or Scholarships
Please view WarrantCheck's Complete Terms & Conditions here. Below is an overview that does not replace the full, official Terms & Conditions.
WarrantCheck aggregates law enforcement data to determine whether you or the person of your search has an outstanding warrant for arrest. The information contained on the WarrantCheck Website and gathered by WarrantCheck directly and/or through WarrantCheck representatives is the property of WarrantCheck. WarrantCheck is NOT affiliated with any state, local, or federal government agency and is a privately operated entity, incorporated in California.
WarrantCheck does not provide private investigator services, and is not a consumer reporting agency as defined by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), 15 USC 1681 et seq. The information provided by Warrantcheck is NOT collected or provided, in whole or in part, for the purpose of serving as a factor in establishing a person’s eligibility for (a) credit or insurance to be used primarily for personal, family, or household purposes; (b) employment purposes; or (c) in connection with a business transaction initiated by an individual consumer for personal, family, or household purposes.
WarrantCheck does not make any representation or warranty as to the credit worthiness, credit standing, character, general reputation, or integrity of any person who may be the subject of a WarrantCheck search. The additional protections afforded to consumers and obligations placed upon consumer reporting agencies under the FCRA are not contemplated by, nor contained within these terms and conditions.
By using the services of WarrantCheck, you are agreeing to a mandatory arbitration of disputes that generally requires the use of arbitration on an individual basis to resolve disputes, rather than jury trials or class actions, and limits the remedies available to you in the event of a dispute. Any and all potential disputes are to be assigned to arbitration in Los Angeles, California.
Once you complete your search, get a response (i.e., email acknowledgment) within minutes. Then, the WarrantCheck team will be actively working for you. Please allow one to three full business days to receive your warrant check results as defined by the geographic (location and scope) selection that you make. If you request a warrant check after 5:00pm, one full business day may not begin until after the following 24-hour business day window. To help ensure accuracy, we attempt to conduct a thorough, sweeping search. Therefore, while we strive to deliver results within the above-mentioned time frame, responsiveness from the sources we check may take a while, thereby delaying our efforts for a quick turnaround. WarrantCheck does not farm out the searches to a third-party service, although we reserve the right to do so if we believe it will help accuracy. We handle the searches in house, helping to protect your privacy.
Two types of information are needed to conduct a warrant check on an individual:
Personal information: You need the first and last name, and the individual's driver's license.
Geographic location: You also need to select an area where you would like the warrant search done. That can be within a city, a county, or in multiple counties within the same state.
Each warrant search is conducted by state. Additional, separate warrant searches can be performed if you would like to a warrant search performed for an individual in multiple states, such as the individual's past residences. Depending on your selection, WarrantCheck consults the courts, agencies and other sources within that geographic jurisdiction. We do not consult just one source. Designed by an award-winning legal defense law firm, WarrantCheck and its experienced legal team knows how warrants are generated, and the many sources that need to be consulted in order to properly carry out an accurate and anonymous search on your behalf.