North Dakota Background Check

Criminal Records, Arrests, Marriages & Divorces, Contact Info, Social Accounts, Photos and Much More!
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How To Get a North Dakota Background Check Report

How To Get a North Dakota Background Check Report

The Attorney General’s Office does not supply background check reports in the state, but they do provide criminal history reports to “state agencies and professional licensing boards.” These records are provided via a fingerprint or name search. The requestor must also have the person’s name, maiden name, aliases, date of birth and social security number or fingerprints along with their current address and an authorization form. Each search costs $15 each. Non-profit organizations get a discount and pay only $5 per record. The forms can be downloaded from their website. Processing time usually takes between 7-10 business days. They do offer expedited service if the person requesting sends in the payment and include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. For federal criminal background checks, requestors need to contact the FBI directly.

What Does a Background Check Show?

What Does a Background Check Show?

A North Dakota criminal background check will show convictions regardless of when they took place. It will also show charges (three years old or less) that were dismissed, did not result in a conviction or there was no court disposition. Even deferred charges that were dismissed will continue to show on the report for three years. It will also show jail or prison time, probation and parole for incidents less than three years old. 
If the search yields no results the user will get a message saying, "No information is available either because no information exists, or dissemination is prohibited."

Purpose and Reasons

Purpose and Reasons

The reasons someone would need a background report in ND is for employment, official state and government purposes, licensing and certifications. They are also used for adoption, hiring school employees, foster care, insurance, credit, and financing.
Also available are public records background checks that are pulled from many different sources to provide a lot of useful information. Some of what is contained in those are: 

  • Criminal Records
  • Arrests and Warrants
  • Bankruptcy Filings          
  • Legal Judgments
  • Liens

  • Birth Records

  • Marriages and Divorces 

  • Property Records

  • Auto, Vessel, Aircraft Ownership

  • Current and Past Addresses

  • Phone and Email Address

  • Professional Licenses

  • Relatives and Associates

  • Social Media Accounts and More

ND Criminal Background Checks

North Dakota criminal background checks are considered private except to authorized agencies and licensing officials. The state does not provide them to the general public. However, the public does have access to criminal court records through their Public Data Access website called the Courts Records Inquiry (NDCRI) system. There is no charge to search for records, and it is available 24-hours a day.

Gun Background Check

ND is not a point of contact for gun dealers in the state, and they have no law requiring state-level background information before purchasing guns. Licensed gun dealers are still subject to federal laws and must contact the FBI to use NICS for a background check before selling any firearms in the state. However, citizens with permits to carry and own guns are exempt from the background check. Private sales are free from background checks as well. The state has processed only 56,529 background checks in the state for gun purchases in 2018. Of that total, 16,479 were for handguns, and 27,939 were for long guns.

Gun Checks & Gun-Related Death Rate

On average 62,334 gun checks annually are being conducted through NICS in California.

State Firearms Background Checks Initiated Through the NICS

States With More Handgun Checks than North Dakota

State # of conducted handgun checks
Tennessee 290,067
Virginia 253,744
Minnesota 62,516
Utah 42,347
Montana 32,778

States With More Long Gun Checks than North Dakota

State # of conducted long gun checks
Colorado 169,293
Wisconsin 153,810
Kentucky 100,470
Alabama 96,701
New Hampshire 39,762

Background Check Laws

Background Check Laws

North Dakota’s criminal records are subject to various state and federal laws. Therefore, they provide a comprehensive resource call the NonCriminal Justice Agency Guide, for organizations who need the information to help them with access, use, handling, dissemination, and destruction of the records. 

Employment Protection

The state does not govern how employers can use criminal background information in their hiring process. Other than sealed and expunged records, everything else is fair game. Arrest records older than three years may have been removed. North Dakota allows employers to use the information however they need when hiring new employees or on existing employees. Employers are, however, subject to two federal laws and must comply with both The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Public Background Check Reports Usage

According to The Fair Credit Reporting Act, when using sites like InfoTracer to obtain a background check report, the information cannot legally be used to determine credit, employment, tenant screening or any other eligibility requirements for business or professional use. 

Online Romance Scam Statistics

In 2017, there have been 28 victims of online romance scams in North Dakota, resulting in $0.4 million adjusted losses associated with these complaints.

Victims by Age Group

Age Group Count Amount Loss
Under 20 12 8,157
20 - 29 65 37,779
30 - 39 59 42,054
40 - 49 44 1,025,361
50 - 59 60 251,377
Over 60 46 301,495

State of North Dakota

State of North Dakota
  • Population: 7.55 million (2017)
  • Area (mi2): 70,698 SQ. MI.
  • GDP (millions of current dollars, 2017): $55,493 Billion
  • College Educated (bach. + masters deg.): 35.30%
  • Capital:Bismarck
  • Median Income: $57,415.00

Government Offices

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