How to Search for Hamilton County Arrest Records
The following article explains how to find Hamilton County arrest records. You will also be shown how to trace warrants and court dockets to enable you to perform a full criminal background check.
Sources for an arrest search
Hamilton County arrest records can be viewed electronically on the sheriff’s website. One of the services the website offers the public is an inmate search tool where users can locate a detainee by typing his / her name. Users can also view a list containing all of the county’s inmates incarcerated in the past couple of months.
In case you intend to expand your inquiry to include all of the state’s inmates, go to the offender search webpage operated by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. This computerized database enables you to see the names of past and present arrestees in all of the correctional facilities scattered across the state.
Initiating a Hamilton County warrant search
When it comes to finding out if a person is wanted by the police, the sheriff office, once again, is your main source of information. This is because one of their main tasks includes processing and storing all of Hamilton County warrants that have been issued by the court.
As there is no public online search tool offered by the county, we suggest arriving at the sheriff office during work hours and going over their archives. They will have no objection to revealing names of suspects at large.
Moreover, the sheriff offers a records check service for the purpose of employment. The unit that does it is located at 1000 Sycamore St., Room 100, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Working hours are from 7 in the morning to 3 in the afternoon during the days of the week.
Running a criminal records search
To find out whether a person has a criminal record as a result of prior convictions, you are advised to go to the office of the clerk of courts (1000 Main St, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Telephone: 513-946-6464) and ask to gain access to Hamilton County court records. Like other counties, a fee may be demanded before records are released.
For your information, under Ohio Open Records Law, you have the right to request copies of governmental records without the need to explain why you need them.
Finding sex offenders
The county maintains an electronic database through which you can locate people convicted of sex offenses in order to make sure your loved ones do not come into contact with them. You can access this database here. You can also turn to Ohio sex offender registry to cover the entire state.