Investigate background-check service providers.
Search online. Read reviews and check prices. Each site offers a variety of different services ranging in price from $7 to almost $200. See the link in Resources below.
Decide which public records you wish to include in your background search.
Some providers offer only basic criminal record searches. Others are more in depth and will do advanced searches for sex offenses, marriage records, bankruptcies, property ownership and other public records.
Choose the search you want to use.
Enter as much personal information as you know about your target into the background-check website. Pay the fee. View the results.
Things You Will Need
- Internet access
- The more you can narrow down a search the better your results will be. Have as much information and background as possible before you do a background search.