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Civil Records


County Civil Records Check, Federal Civil Records Check, State Civil Records Check




What You Need to Know

Will your new hire have access to financial records, custody of physical or electronic assets, or bank authorizations? Omnidelve has access to over 100 million civil records that include but are not limited to:  

  • Bankruptcies

  • Tax liens

  • Civil judgments

  • Bank liens

  • and more

Our comprehensive search of over 100 million records is conducted instantly and returns results, in most cases, the same day. Help reduce financial risk with our Bankruptcies, Liens, and Judgments search at the federal, state and local level.

Why Civil Records search is important:

While civil court records don’t report criminal convictions, the information revealed can help provide additional insight into a candidate’s background and history. Civil background checks are especially important for positions where employees will have financial or management responsibilities. Checking civil court records during your hiring process helps you:

  • Hire qualified candidates

  • Safeguard assets

  • Make informed decisions

  • Comply with industry regulations

  • Follow company hiring policies

When to Use

Civil records can be a valuable tool for employers and landlords when making decisions about hiring and tenancy. However, it is important to use these records in a way that complies with the law and does not discriminate against applicants or tenants.

Employment screening

Employers can use civil records to verify an applicant's identity, education, and employment history. They can also use civil records to check for bankruptcy filings, tax liens, and evictions. However, employers should not use civil records to make decisions about hiring based on an applicant's race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or genetic information.

Tenant screening

Landlords can use civil records to verify a tenant's identity, employment history, and rental history. They can also use civil records to check for evictions, bankruptcies, and unpaid judgments. However, landlords should not use civil records to make decisions about tenancy based on a tenant's race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or familial status.

What is Revealed

County Civil Records Search

County civil records search provides information about claims, suits, and judgments filed by or against a subject. This search will show any civil litigation in either the superior or municipal county courthouses.

What you can learn:

Most states divide lower and upper courts based on the monetary amount of the claim. Although the amount varies by state, lower courts typically involve claims for <$5,000, and upper court cases typically involve claims for >$5,000. Examples include:

  1. Small claims and minor disputes

  2. Liens and foreclosures

  3. Product liability suits

  4. Breach of contracts

  5. Personal injury

  6. Restraining orders

  7. Judgements

Records can also be searched at the US District Court level, thereby finding any cases involving the government—including the federal government, state governments, or county and municipal governments. Examples include:

  1. Violation of federal regulations

  2. Violations of civil rights

  3. Interstate commerce

  4. Tax disputes

  5. Cases involving financial institutions

The federal bankruptcy court is also a civil court and is searched to learn about any bankruptcies associated with a candidate. Results may include:

  1. Case or file number

  2. Date filed

  3. Bankruptcy type (e.g. Chapter 11)

  4. Discharge date

  5. Names listed as petitioners

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