For non-federal warrants, a nationwide warrants check can be an arduous task. Each individual state has a different set of state laws, and sometimes different legal protocol. Some states provide the option of searching for warrants online, others do not.
The same applies to giving out warrant information over the phone, some states are able to offer this service, others will only give warrant information in person.
If you suspect you have a warrant out for you in Florida, unfortunately there is no official state warrant search available online. If you know the county or city that the warrant was issued in, you can search for their official website (please ensure the address ends in .gov) for an online warrant database.
Alternatively, you could phone the district court and ask to speak to the warrant officer, or the court clerk, and ask them to perform a search for your name, date of birth and social security number.
Searching for a warrant in Texas is often a matter of checking the official online databases of the county or city which issued the warrant. Many cities in Texas post up to date databases on their official websites (always ensure the address ends in .gov). For those who cannot access a database for the warrant can contact a warrant officer at a district court, and ask them to perform a search.
Luckily, those looking for a warrant in the state of Utah can find a state-wide warrant search.
If, however, you would like to enquire further about the warrant, call your district court and ask to speak to the Warrant Officer. Some courts however, will not hand out warrant information over the phone, but you can get the information by visiting the court.
Searching for a warrant in California can be done in some cities and counties by going to the official website of the city/county and looking for the option to search for warrants. For some locations, this will not be possible. Contacting a court or police department is an option, however many do not give out warrant information over the phone, and will only give out information in person.
The San Diego Sheriff’s department keep an up-to-date warrant database on their own website that is updated four times a day.
Alternatively, you or somebody you trust, can contact the your local district court and enquire, though a full name, DoB, and social security number will be needed.
If you need to perform a warrant check in Tulsa, the police department there keep a database that is updated throughout the week on their own website.
If this is not an option, you can call a district court in Tulsa and ask the Warrant Officer to perform a search, however some courts only give out warrant information in person.
If you suspect you have a warrant, you can perform a warrant check in Oklahoma by contacting the county clerk at the municipal courts.
Alternatively, there are many third-party service providers that can offer a full warrant check in Oklahoma.
In the state of Colorado, warrant databases are available to search online in some counties. Check the official website for the county in Colorado where you suspect a warrant has been issued. If there is not a search available online, you should contact the relevant county courthouse and ask to speak to the Warrant Officer. Some counties may not give out information over the phone however.
To check for warrants in Las Vegas, you need to contact the relevant county courthouse. If uncomfortable, you can ask a friend to search for you, some courts will perform warrant checks over the phone, others will require somebody to visit the court in person.
In some Georgia counties, performing a warrant check is simply a case of finding the warrant search on the official county website. Some counties and cities however, do not post warrants online. If you suspect a warrant has been issued in one of these counties, you can contact the Warrant Officer at the county courthouse and provide your full name, DoB, and social security number.
To check for a warrant in Washington State, either contact your county courthouse and ask to speak with the Clerk’s Office, or visit the office in weekday working hours, and have your full name, DoB and social security number. Alternatively, if the county or city that issued the warrant has a website, you can visit and look for a warrant check, or a link to the sheriff’s department website.
In the state of Indiana, many counties offer fee online warrant databases. These are usually updates several times every weekday. If you cannot access an online search, then you can contact the relevant county courthouse or sheriffs department and ask to have your name checked. You may need you social security number for this however.
If you need to do a warrant check in Arizona, you can search online for the county website, as some counties list their warrant databases online. County and sheriff’s databases are updated regularly. However if this is not an option, you can contact the relevant county courthouse or sheriff’s office and ask to check the warrant database. This can also be done in person at the courthouse.
If you suspect you may have a warrant on you in New Mexico, then you can check the county website, such as Bernalillo County, to see if they post their warrant database online. Some do, however, if the county or city does not provide this service, you can call the county court and perform a search, or visit in person. Third-party service providers can also search online for you.
In Ohio, if you suspect you have a warrant for your arrest, you can perform a warrant search online in some counties. This is not possible for every court in Ohio however, so contacting the relevant courthouse and asking to speak to the Clerk’s Office would be advisable. Alternatively, there are service providers who can perform comprehensive state-wide warrant checks in Ohio.
To check for a warrant in Los angeles, you can go online and check using the sheriff’s department’s website. This list is comprehensive and updated regularly. Alternatively, call the county courthouse, and ask to speak to the Warrant Officer.
To perform a warrant check in the state of Maryland, you should search the city or county website for the relevant court circuit, and look for a database or warrant search link. Alternatively, contact the county courthouse and ask to speak to the Clerk’s Office, they can provide warrant searches, but you will need your name, DoB and social security number.