How Do I Look Up an Arrest Record or Inmate Information in Florida?

When someone enters the criminal system in Florida by arrest or incarceration, an official, state-provided record is created. These official records are easily accessible online and often contain detailed information such as the type of crime committed, the date of the arrest, bail amounts and the name of the arresting agency.

Florida Arrest Records & Inmate Information Search

Before you begin your search for a person arrested in Florida, please note that only the arrests made only within the state will appear in the search results. If you are seeking an arrest record or inmate information from another state, please refer to their official city, county and state websites.

You have a few options for looking up arrest and inmate records:

  • Most Sheriff and larger Police Departments provide booking blotter search tools to look up arrests in your local area.
  • To find incarcerated or released inmates, The Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) website offers an Offender Search that allows you to search by name or aliases.
  • You can perform an active arrest warrant search on the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) website. They also offer a Criminal History Record Check for $24.00.

Palm Beach County

If someone you know has recently been arrested in Palm Beach County, you can find their booking information using PBSO’s Booking Blotter Search Tool.

This online search tools includes arrest records for all local agencies such as Lake Worth, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Boynton and Palm Beach Gardens. You can also search for current inmates at both the main and west detention centers.

Broward County

To locate a recently arrested person booked by Broward County Sheriff’s Office (BSO), you can go to their website to search arrest records by first and last name.

BSO’s arrest records include all local arresting agencies such as Fort Lauderdale, Deerfield Beach, Davie, Sunrise and Hollywood.

Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation offers an Online Inmate Search that lists in-custody inmates by name. The search results also include their charges, bond amount, booking information and the jail where they are being held.

Arrest records for all local arresting agencies can be found here, including Miami, Miami Beach, Hialeah, Opa-Locka and Miami Gardens.

Searching For Arrest or Inmate Records in Florida

The easiest way to locate records is to ask your preferred bail bonds agent. They can quickly provide that information for you. Bail bonds agents have instant access to city, county and state records so they can easily look up arrest and inmate records in Florida.

While there are many websites available to research arrest records and criminal history, some are free while others charge per report and they may not be current. For the most accurate and up-to-date information in Florida, it is always best to use FDLE’s search tools or to check with the arresting law enforcement agency in the county where you or the detained has been arrested.

To find information about arrests or inmates outside of the state of Florida, inquiries should be directed to the state’s law enforcement department or the arresting county’s police department.

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