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Marion County Warrant Search, IN – Conducting a Background Check
The information below will guide you through the process of conducting a Marion County warrant search and finding arrest records. Whether you are conducting a background check on a new neighbor or your next Tinder date, good research can prove essential to your safety.
How to find Marion County warrants
In order to determine if the individual you are researching is wanted by the police, you can run an offline search for Marion County warrants at the sheriff office (40 South Alabama Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204). They do not operate a computerized inquiry tool, so you will not be able to find information on the Internet.
Performing an arrest search
Marion County arrest records are available online. You may search for a detainee using the inmate directory
referred to by the sheriff office. The system is very expansive and will also list released prisoners.
The county's authorities also provide a limited criminal history report for $10 that will include all cases that have been closed and cases that are still open but less than one year old. You will only be able to view information on arrests made within the county. To obtain a report, make a written request to:
Citizens' Services Desk
Suite E100, 50 North Alabama Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Initiating a statewide inquiry
You may search Indiana arrest records through the State's Department of Corrections website
Finally, the state police also maintain a database
of individuals detained in the state's correctional facilities; however, it only includes records for felony and Class A misdemeanor charges.
Obtaining Marion County court records
A search for the dockets kept by the court is integral to a criminal record check as they will reveal a person's prior convictions.
Criminal files that are open or have been closed within the year may be found in the courtroom where the case was assigned. To search for a criminal record still located in the courtroom, you will have to know the case number. All cases held in Marion County have a number beginning with 49. Following the number 49, there is a letter and a two-digit number that tells you which room may have the file. Once you have the case number, visit the court directory listing
to determine the name of the court and the contact information for the presiding judge or judicial officer.
Court records for cases older than one year can be found in the Records Department and/or Microfilm Library located at:
200 E. Washington Street #W-122
Indianapolis, IN 46204
The library is open 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday.
An online search using the Odyssey case management system
may also show any active or pending court files.
After clicking on the Party tab, you need to fill in the person’s first name, last name, and/or birth date. There is also a sound-alike feature that will search for similar names in case you do not spell the person’s name right in the search box.
Finding registered sex offenders
An essential part of a criminal records search is tracing sex offenders. We recommend using the county's special registry
to view names of people convicted of sex crimes in the past.