BACKGROUND CHECKS

A local criminal history can be obtained from the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office. To make a request in person, visit the Records Section, located on the first floor of the Criminal Justice Center, 2071 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Hours are Monday through Friday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. There is no charge for this service.

Or, send your request by mail to:

For more information, call the Records Section at 941.861.4025.

Statewide Background Checks

Requests for Florida criminal history information must be submitted to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

National Record Check Information

Requests for national criminal history information must be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.