WELCOME TO Arkansas Criminal History (ARCH). The ARCH system has been developed to enable the public to obtain accurate criminal history information from a reliable source. This system was created pursuant to Act 1185 of 2015, codified at Ark. Code Ann. § 12-12-1501 et seq., and directs the Arkansas State Police to provide criminal history information to any person upon proper request and payment of the requisite fee without requiring written consent of the subject of the request.
If you are mandated by law to perform this criminal history check or if you have the signed consent of the subject you are searching for, please direct your search inquiry here: https://www.ark.org/criminal/index.php
There is a $24.00 non-refundable charge for each search you perform. If a subject is identified based upon the information you provide, you will be given the option to view and print the result for that subject at no additional cost. Your search may return a list of several possible matches to your subject query. You must then determine if any of the individuals listed match your subject query, and you will have the option of viewing one of the results listed. Your credit card will be charged $24.00 for each additional result you choose to view, regardless of the contents of the result.
Payment by debit or credit card ONLY.
Online searches ONLY. ARCH results cannot be requested in-person or through the mail.
There will be a non-refundable charge of $24 against your credit or debit card for each name search of the ARCH database, regardless of search results. A search may return multiple matches. If you request the result for more than one individual, an additional charge of $24 per result will be billed to your credit card. The only time you will not be charged the $24 search fee is in the case of a system error.
The funds collected from ARCH are allocated by the General Assembly to support criminal justice information systems for use by law enforcement throughout the state and as contribution to the Crime Victims Reparations Revolving Fund. The actual search costs $20.00. There is a $2.00 processing fee charged by Information Network of Arkansas (INA) and a $2.00 credit card processing fee.
Before performing your search, you will be required to enter your payment information, including an email address.
After submitting your payment information, you will be asked to enter your search criteria. You must provide the subject’s first and last name, sex, and date of birth, including the year. The accuracy of your results depends upon the accuracy of the information you provide. For example, misspellings, substitution of a middle name for a first name, substitution of a nickname for a legal name (such as Bill for William), or incorrectly entered birthdates may return a list of subjects that does not include the person you are searching for or fail to identify any subject in response to your search.
NOTE: The individual you are searching for must be over age 18 to be included in the ARCH system.
After entering your search criteria, you will confirm the information and accept the $24 non-refundable fee for the search. You will be presented a receipt which you can e-mail and/or print for your convenience. You are strongly encouraged to keep the receipt for your records in the event you experience problems with Internet service.
Once you have purchased a result, you will be provided with a link that will allow you to download a PDF of the result. An email will also be sent to the address you provide that will contain a receipt for your purchase and a time-limited link to download the PDF.
Do not assume just because a person’s name is returned on a list of possible matches that the person has a criminal record. The result attached to a person’s name could reflect criminal arrests or convictions, or the result may show a clean criminal history.
Results will be returned as one of three options.
Criminal history information – the criminal records reflected on a result will consist ONLY of the following: Arkansas felony and misdemeanor convictions; open Arkansas felony arrests less than 3 years old; and/or whether the subject is a registered sex offender (Levels 1-4) or required to register as a sex offender. Any other information, such as juvenile records or sealed convictions, will not be reflected on your result.
Results are based on a name search only. There is no guarantee that the criminal history result you obtain from this system attaches to the subject you are searching for without fingerprint verification.
The ARCH system accesses Arkansas criminal history only. Federal and other states’ records will not be returned in response to your search.
ARCH queries the Arkansas Crime Information Center and Arkansas driver’s records. If the person you are searching for is not in either one of these databases, for example because he or she has never been arrested in Arkansas and does not have an Arkansas driver’s license, your search will return as “No subject was identified based on the information provided in your query.” See example result.
Your search may return multiple candidates with the same name, sex, and date of birth. You may choose to view one of the results at no additional charge. Or, you may be able to eliminate some candidates based on additional information, such as race or zip code. If you choose to view more than one result, you will be charged a non-refundable fee of $24 for each additional result.
The ARCH system is continuously updated to include the most current information. The information you receive today could be outdated tomorrow as new arrests or disposition information are added. The criminal history conviction information contained in this system originates from the sentencing courts. If the sentencing court has not provided timely and/or accurate information to ACIC, the information reflected in your results may be incomplete. For example, a felony conviction will not be reflected in an individual’s criminal history unless the sentencing court provides the disposition to ACIC.
Arkansas Criminal History Search requires a secure Internet connection for all pages. This is done through the use of SSL or secure socket layer. SSL is an industry standard for offering a safe way to pass sensitive information over the Internet. To verify that you have a secure connection, always check for a small padlock on the lower right hand side of your browser.
More information at http://www.arkansas.gov/policies/acceptable-use#security