Mono County, California Background Check
A background check occurs when an individual applies to an organization for a position of trust, and that organization uses their name and social security number to search public records for any questionable history or prior red flags. Generally, the type of background check that is performed on an individual will depend on the type of job or position they are applying for. Positions of great trust and jobs that require close contact with children or mentally impaired people will require an extensive background check. Jobs that require any kind of security clearance will also entail an exhaustive background check that examines every aspect of the applicant’s personal and professional history. Most background check will require you to pay some sort of processing fee for their retrieval.
By far the most common public records that you will want to access when doing a background check are sex offender records, sheriff’s records, and court records. As far as court records, you will need to get in touch with the Mono County Superior Court to find out what they have on file. The superior court system has two branches that handle criminal cases, and are listed here:
North County Branch
State Highway 395 North, PO Box 537, Bridgeport CA 93517
Telephone: 760-932-5239 Fax: 760-932-7520
South County Branch
452 Old Mammoth Road, PO Box 1037, Mammoth Lakes CA 93546
Telephone: 760-924-5444 Fax: 760-924-5419
Except for the days that court is closed, the courthouses are both open Monday through Friday from 8:30am – 4:00pm. If you require more information and can’t visit or call the court, you can access the court’s webpage online by clicking on the following link: http://www.monocourt.org.
Criminal records are also public records, and are usually available to the public if the local sheriff has them on file. The Mono County Sheriff’s office’s address is 49 Bryant St. Bridgeport, California 93517. The sheriff’s office can be reached toll free by calling 800-447-1912, or you can reach them by fax if you call 760-932-7435. The Mono County Sheriff also has a website that contains many county resources, and is located here: http://www.monosheriff.org.
If you want to rule out a target individual as being a parolee, or even a parole absconder, you can run their information through the online offender database maintained by the California Department of Corrections. The California DOC has an internet search setup for web users located at the following webpage: http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Reports_Research/Inmate_Locator.html.
You can even perform a background check on yourself if you live in a California county, should you wish to know what is contained in your file. The California Department of Justice has created a web site for handing personal background checks of county residents, although this service will cost $25.00. The webpage with all of the details is located at this link: http://ag.ca.gov/fingerprints/security.php.
For residents who need an official, fingerprint-based background check to satisfy the requirements of a company or place of employment, the California DOJ has a webpage setup for that as well, and is located here: http://ag.ca.gov/fingerprints/.
In order to browse the names of county individuals contained in the Megan’s Law sex offender registry, click this link: http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov/.