How to Search for Lorain County Arrest Records
The good news for those interested in performing a criminal records search is that Lorain County arrest records and other formal criminal documents issued by the county (e.g. arrest warrants) can be obtained relatively easily.
Carrying out an arrest inquiry
The Correction Division managed by the sheriff office produces detail inmate reports that can be accessed online on the sheriff’s website. These reports show jail records of current inmates (including bond information). It is also possible to view bookings and releases from the last 24 hours. For additional information, dial 440-329-3770.
Those who look for data on previous arrests made in the county are invited to contact the sheriff’s Record Division. They will perform a background check for you if you have the time to go to their office (9896 Murray Ridge Rd. Elyria, Ohio 44035) during working hours – Monday to Friday, 8 in the morning to 4 in the afternoon.
Each page in the report, costs $0.5. You can ask the information to be delivered to you by mail. For further details call them at 440-329-3703.
Initiating an Ohio inmate search
To extend your investigation beyond the county’s borders, we suggest that you make use of the offender search managed by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. It enables users to find an inmate in the state’s counties based on name, number or status.
Conducting a warrant check
The Record Division in the sheriff office (see contact details above) can also be utilized to garner information on Lorain County warrants. They process police records and active warrants which are received via the state’s Law Enforcement Automated Data System.
In addition, the sheriff’s website contains a list of the county’s most wanted people, which can be accessed here.
Finding Lorain County court records
The clerk of courts operates an online case dockets to help you perform a criminal record check by tracing a person’s prior convictions. The clerk’s website also contains a court calendar where court sessions can be located by cross-checking a judge’s name and date. If any question arises while you are using their search tool, you can contact one of the following numbers:
The Criminal Division: 440-329-5536
The Civil Division: 440-329-5538
The Record Division: 440-329-5511
How to conduct a sex offender search
The sheriff website refers searchers to a sex offender list that encompasses the whole county. You may choose to opt for a broader inquiry that shows data on people convicted of sex offenses all over OH counties. The Ohio Sex offender registry managed by the office of the Attorney General is the tool for this kind of inquiry.