Alabama Background Check

Conduct a thorough criminal background check in Alabama by searching criminal history, Alabama court records, find current past addresses, check Alabama prison, jail inmate records, and Alabama department of corrections records. Also check Alabama professional licenses and other credentials.


Free Background Check in Alabama

The Alabama Background Check System (ABC) is a secure, web-based site that allows qualifying employers to access the most up to date, comprehensive Alabama criminal records available for current and prospective employees


Through the ALABAMA BACKGROUND CHECK (ABC) System, "employers" may be provided with the Alabama criminal records of "employees" or "prospective employees" who provide them with the "right to know" through a signed waiver authorizing the search. This system is administered by the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center, working in partnership with the Alabama Administrative Office of Courts and the Alabama Department of Public Safety.

What does it cost to use the ALABAMA BACKGROUND CHECK (ABC) System?

Each search submitted through the ALABAMA BACKGROUND CHECK (ABC) System is available at a cost of $25, regardless of the results returned. Subscriber employers must submit a valid credit card at the time of application. Governmental agencies wishing to discuss non-credit card billing options should contact ALABAMA BACKGROUND CHECK (ABC) by e-mail at There is also an annual subscription fee of $75 which is assessed by Alabama Interactive, Inc. to manage the Alabama eGovernment Subscriber Services.

Who can the ALABAMA BACKGROUND CHECK (ABC) System criminal record checks be conducted on?

Approved Subscribers may use the system to check Alabama criminal records check requests on Employees and/or Prospective employees, provided the individual has provided the Subscriber (Employer) with the "Right to Know" in the form of a signed Criminal History Record (CHR) report waiver.

What Is an Alabama Background Check?

An Alabama Background Check offers a comprehensive search in public records for:

  • Vital records, like births, deaths, marriages, and divorces
  • Current contact information and previous addresses
  • Criminal records, convictions and prison records or sex offender registration
  • Civil court filings, like civil judgments
  • Tax liens and bankruptcies
  • Records of real estate ownership and registered assets
  • Professional and business licenses

Alabama background check is available through the state or through premium data aggregation services who conduct public record data searches and provide you with a report.. Each state, and sometimes each county, has different rules on how much information is available and who can access background check data. Therefore a background check may still not contain every record about a person, however in most cases it is very thorough. Most premium background check services use multiple databases of public records in order to provide you with their background reports.

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