Most states offer a way for private citizens to conduct background checks about people, whether to check out the past of someone questionable or to find information about a family tree. A North Dakota background check may be accomplished in several ways. One is to request a state search by mail. You must first download and fill out the North Dakota Request for Criminal History Form. You must have one identifying item to submit – either the social security number or date of birth – or fingerprints. Include a money order or check for $15 and send to the following address:
North Dakota Criminal History Records Checks
Criminal Records Section
North Dakota BCI
4205 State Street
P.O. Box 1054
Bismarck, North Dakota 58502
Be prepared to wait several days to weeks for a response by mail. State searches are sometimes hampered by short staff and an overwhelming amount of requests. The search engines that most states use only look for information about a person in their state, so you won’t have cross-referencing if the person may have committed a crime in another state. One way that you can access more data about the person is to use one of the many online search sites.
In the past, we had to rely on private investigators or asking friends and neighbors about a person in our lives. Now, with the vast powers of the Internet, we can retrieve court records about a person within a few minutes of submission. To find out more about conducting a North Dakota background check by using a private online search site, click on the link.