Utilizing the Orange County Clerk of Court for a Criminal Background Check
Orange County Clerk of Court is the keeper of criminal court recods, which can shed light on a person's history of interaction with the law, including his or her convictions. To find these records for the purpose of a background check, refer to the online case search tool on the Clerk's website (found at: https://myeclerk.myorangeclerk.com/Cases/Search?caseType=CR&caseTypeDesc=Criminal%20Case%20Records).
This database will give you access to felonies, misdemeanors, and traffic cases. The search is very easy and intuitive. All that is required of you is to fiil out details like case type, subject's name, business name, case number, citation number. You can also narrow your search to specific dates.
Alternatively, you may decide to use more traditional inquiry methods and visit the Clerk's criminal Division in person. Thet are located at 425 n. Orange Ave., Suite 210 Orlando Florida 32801. Their phone number is 407-836-2000. Hours of operation: 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
They will ask you to file a FOIA request to access official public records. This is a routine procedure required by the law. The FDLE explains this process in detail at https://www.fdle.state.fl.us/
It is important to note that the Clerk will not be able to assist you with information regarding people who have been taken into custody but their case has not reached court. What you will have to do is refer to the local Department of Corrections and access their databases so as to inquire about Orange County arrest records. They put at your disposal an online inmate locator (https://netapps.ocfl.net/
Finding Civil Records
One additional service the Orange County Clerk of Court provides is access to civil records, such as family cases, child support, probate cases, small claims cases, tax litigation cases, and all other types of local files. To run a search, use the same online tool for tracking crimimal records we referred to above.