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How to Perform a Richmond County Arrest Search and Where to Look for Active Warrants

How can I perform a Richmond County arrest search? How can I be sure that a potential employee does not have an active warrant on his name? Is my new neighbor a former sex offender? This article will try to answer these questions focusing on Richmond County and the State of Georgia. We will present the relevant sources for an online and offline criminal record check.

Tracing a person’s prior arrests in the county and state

To initiate a Richmond County arrest search, use the Sheriff’s online inmate database.  You can trace a detainee by name or view an incarceration list of all the people that are currently in custody. Some booking dates go back to 2014 and even 2013. Those interested in even older jail records, should contact the jail administration at 706-821-1110. To locate an inmate in other counties' detention facilities, utilize the research tool on the website of the state's Department of Corrections. It shows active and inactive offenders, their mugshots, offenses, sentence and the institution where they are / were held.

How to conduct a warrant search

To find Richmond County warrants, we recommend visiting the sheriff office (400 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30901) and extracting information on people wanted by the county's law enforcement agencies. Once you are there, go to the Records Bureau. They process close to 10,000 active warrants annually, so they will have the information you are seeking. Their phone number is 706-821-1010. Moreover, it is important to know that the Records Bureau provides a criminal background check service that covers the entire state. It costs $10 and you must arrive at their office since they use the databases on their computers.

Obtaining copies of Richmond County court records

Searchers who are interested in obtaining court dockets will find the online case search offered by the Clerk of Court to be very useful (It can be accessed through this webpage). It exhibits civil and criminal records released by the Superior Court and the State Court. Each file contains a case number, the defendant's full name, the name of the judge, the defendant's charges and sentencing, offense and incarceration date and court dates.

Accessing the county's sex offender list

The sheriff website manages an offender watch portal through which you can track down registered sex offenders in the county. To carry out a broader search that covers other GA counties, use the state's registry.

One final tip

You can perform a Richmond County arrest search by utilizing the advanced inquiry tool on You will get access to local and statewide reports covering a person full criminal history. The data are up to date and accurate. Moreover, the inquiry process is entirely confidential.