An Arkansas criminal background check can be performed by qualifying individuals/businesses/agencies in accordance with State law. National/FBI fingerprint based background checks can be conducted by those with specific access authorization to National/FBI records. The Arkansas State Police provide an Online Criminal Background Check System for users to access criminal records. Those without an online account can still mail a Individual Record Check Form.

Cost – $95 for subscription, $22 for name based check request, $13 for fingerprint based check request

Laws§ 21-15-(101-113)

Step 1 – Background Check Authorization Form

The subject must provide consent to a criminal background check. This can be accomplished by submitting a background check authorization form to the requesting individual/entity/agency.

Step 2 – Access Arkansas State Police Website

The Arkansas State Police website can be found here.

Step 3 – Subscribe or Login

New subscribers can click the Subscribe Online link to gain access to the online criminal background check system.

Users with an existing Information Network or Arkansas (INA) account can log in using their username and password.

Step 4 – Perform Background Check

Users can perform an online search by clicking on the Search tab and entering the following information into the appropriate fields:

  • First and last name
  • Date of birth
  • Sex
  • Race
  • Social Security number
  • Purpose for search

Click Step 2 > to proceed.

Step 5 – Review Information

On the next page, review the information and click Submit Search (fees will apply).

Step 6 – View Criminal Record History

If a person does have a criminal record, all information relating to the charges will be made available to the requesting party for fourteen (14) days.

Individual Record Check Form

Alternately, a request can be mailed in at the cost of $25 per request with the use of this form. To make a request for a person’s criminal background, enter the following information on the second page of the record check form:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • State of birth
  • Race
  • Sex
  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s license number
  • Phone number

The name, mailing address, and signature of the person requesting the search must be included. This form must be notarized. Once complete, it can be mailed in to the following address:

  • Arkansas State Police
    Identification Bureau
    1 State Police Plaza Dr.
    Little Rock, AR 72209