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There are two places where you can get a criminal background check:

1. Greensboro Police Department

Visit the Records Division in the Police Headquarters Building, 100 Police Plaza, and bring a picture ID and enough information about the person (such as date of birth or address) to begin a search of our files. The original arrest history report is free; each additional copies are $.25.

Note: Records Division files only contain charges/arrests made by the Greensboro Police Department, not the Guilford County Sheriff's Department or the NC State Highway Patrol. And, the division does not notarize (ie certify) the report. 

2. Guilford County Courthouse

Certified criminal background checks and reports can be obtained in Room U-10 of the Guilford County Courthouse. Bring a picture ID and enough information about the person (such as date of birth or address) to begin a search of their files.

The fee is $25; an uncertified copy is $2. The Guilford County Clerk of Court accepts cash (preferred method), money order, or a cashier's check payable to the Guilford County Clerk of Superior Court. The office does not accept personal checks, or debit or credit cards. 

Note: the courthouse search is for Guilford County records only.

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Last updated: 2/28/2013 5:44:25 PM