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Background check refers to a process of collecting information and compiling them in order to make a report on the history of a person, the subject, of the background check. Over the past few years, this process had become so standard in many everyday processes that it is safe to say that it is now actually a requirement. Monterey County Background Check is now resorted to not only by the traditional customers of the same, such as private detective agencies and law enforcement, but even by prospective employers, parents, and the occasional bride or groom who wants to know as much as he or she could about the man or woman he intends to tie the knot with.

Contrary to what popular media like to present in detective stories, background checks consist not only of going into the field and interviewing people. In fact, such a search may be unreliable because the people that would be interviewed during the field work may not even know as much as the subject of the search. Background checks are more often conducted within the four walls of government offices where public records are kept and are available to the public under the law. This is because public records are more dependable than interviewing people since public records not only show information that people may be unaware of, but also show information that are afforded great respect when it comes to their authenticity.

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In general, there are three types of record that are most often used when conducting background checks, though these three types of public records are not the only record that could be used. These three records are arrest records, court records, and prison records. Again, these are not the only record that could be used when conducting background checks, but they are the ones that are mostly used because of their direct correlation with the criminal history of a person.

In general, these records are kept at separate locations because, under the law, these records are to be kept where they were filed. There are other offices, however, where copies of these records are kept and maintained because these offices use these records in their mandate. One of the offices where copies of records are kept is the sheriff office. In order to search for records at the sheriff office, the searcher would first have to head over to the actual office of the sheriff and their records division. There, he would request for the records and after he had given the specific of the records, the records division of the sheriff office would locate the record. Copies of the same could be made upon request and after paying the required fee which is one dollar per page. Note that the sheriff office could not certify the copies as only the clerk-recorder could do that.

Another option to consider when searching for public records would be to use the internet. There are a number of online databases that the searcher could use in such searches, and these databases are easy to locate and even easier to use. In addition, they are faster and more efficient with their search despite the fact that they provide the same information as the government offices, and most of them actually provide their services for free. As these are internet searches, there are no lines to fall into.

Records from the sheriff office may be obtained by following the procedure given below

  • Head over to the sheriff office record division
  • The staff member would ask you for your reasons for visit. Inform the staff member of your intention to ask for copies of records.
  • The staff member would then ask for the specifics of the records that you wish to obtain.
  • Using the specifics that you had provided, the staff member would try to locate the records.
  • If there are records, the staff member would then get it.
  • If there are no records, you would be informed of the same. You could request for a certification to that effect.
  • Request for a copy of the records.
  • The staff member would determine your required fee.
  • Pay the required fee at the cashier, then return to the records division with the receipt as proof of payment.
  • Claim your copy.

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