I need a background check completed, what do I do? How can I get a background check done? What are the fees for a criminal background check? Why are reduced felony charges still showing as felony on a background check?

Okaloosa County background checks are for adults age 18 and over and will include Misdemeanor; Felony and Criminal Traffic.

The criminal background check certificate will show any records held by Okaloosa county for the requested time period -  not to exceed five years and will include a disposition of cases. For any record search beyond five years please contact FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement). You may review the FDLE requirements at: https://cchinet.fdle.state.fl.us

If no record is found within the requested time period searched or if the record found has been sealed, expunged, exempt or confidential, search results will be displayed as: No Reportable Record Found

The fees for criminal background checks in Okaloosa County are:

$10.00 per name, for a 5-year search

$7.00 Records Search Certificate (Automatically generated)

$1.00 per page for any requested copy of a document

$2.00 for each certification of the requested document

NOTE:  If no record is found the search may be expedited.  If a criminal record is found, it may require several working days for completion of the search and preparation of the certificate.  The time needed depends on the amount of research required.

You may download the Criminal Record Search application by visiting our website at www.okaloosaclerk.com. Click on the self-help packages and locate the Criminal Record Search Background Check form. Once completed you may mail or hand-deliver your application to either of the clerk's office locations along with the appropriate fees and a self-addressed stamped envelope (if mailing) for the return of your background check.  Please allow 5 business days for the process to be completed.

Any additional information may be obtained by emailing your questions to request@okaloosaclerk.com.

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