Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

Public Records Center

Custodian of Records

  • Agnes Carswell
  • 904-630-2209


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How do I obtain a criminal history background check?

There are several ways to obtain a criminal history background check; you can come to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Central Records Unit at 501 E Bay St. Jacksonville, Florida 32202.

The Central Records Unit hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm except for recognized county holidays. Or, any of our Substations located at:
    • Zone 1 Substation: Gateway, 5258-13 Norwood Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32208
    • Zone 2 Substation: Regency Square, 9501 Arlington Expressway, Jacksonville, FL  32225
    • Zone 3 Substation: 7100 Powers Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32217
    • Zone 4 Substation: Cedar Hills Shopping Center, 3726 Blanding Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32210
    • Zone 5 Substation: Edward Waters College Center, 1767 Kings Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32209
    • Zone 6 Substation: Highland Square Shopping Center 936 Dunn Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32218
    • Police Memorial Building: 501 E. Bay Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202
In order to obtain a criminal history background check, you must provide the name and date of birth of the subject.  

Please note the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office will only provide a local criminal history background check for Duval County.  If you need a statewide or nationwide search you must contact FDLE.  Florida Department of Law Enforcement