DUIs and traffic offenses are among the free inspections of your date that you can do through the Orange County Clerk of Courts Office.
Key date checks for Orange County
Orange County includes the Florida cities of Orlando, Maitland, Winter Park and Winter Garden.
These free links to local public records include useful statewide and national resources to make comprehensive date inspections easier to do in one place. The range of links evolves constantly based on state public records laws and office efforts for providing access. Please alert us if something should be on this list or if you find a broken link!
These public records can help you play a better dating game, but InspectaDate cannot attest to their accuracy or completeness. You are responsible for the decisions you make based on what you find. In some cases, the public records and files in offices may be more extensive and insightful. For instance, actual files of lawsuits and criminal records at the circuit court clerk's office may offer with more additional details. Under Florida law, certain types of court filings and the home addresses of some professionals - such as judges, prosecutors, public defenders, police officers and their families - can be exempted from public disclosure and won't show up online.
See if someone is a convicted felon who is out of prison and currently on supervised probation in Florida.
At one time, check for people on supervised probation, released state inmates, current state prison inmates, people wanted on warrants, and released felons who are wanted for violating terms of their state-supervised probation.
Find people who served their prison time but are considered a potential public threat by Florida authorities because of their criminal histories.
Search for Florida sexual predators and offenders and their whereabouts.
This resource from the U.S. Department of Justice covers registries for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, and Indian Country. Especially relevant if you are interested in someone who moved to Florida or who lives in another state.
Find people in Florida and nationwide who served federal prison time back to 1982. Prisoner crimes are not specified, but federal Bureau of Prisons details include full name, age, race and sex of the person along with a release date and a federal register number. This search also includes locations of current federal prisoners and their future release date.
See who is behind a business in Florida and if someone is using a fictitious name to do business.
From the Orange County Sheriff's Office. See if someone is in jail or has been recently and why.
This data is from the Orange County Sheriff's Office but packaged in a different way by the Orlando Sentinel. Listings cover the last 30 days.
Discover who local law enforcement officials are seeking to bring into custody and why.
See property crimes and robberies that sheriff's deputies investigated near your date or you. Results show up by block range and not address.
From the Orange County Clerk of Courts Office. See the outcome of past criminal charges, felony and misdemeanor, including acquittals and dismissals in some cases, or learn more about the disposition of a current case. Also check out traffic tickets and other traffic-related cases.
From the Orange County Clerk of Courts Office. See parties and types of court filings that can include divorces, dating violence, domestic violence, child support, foreclosures and other lawsuits. Some search results and image availability may be exempted from view depending on applicable laws, and some records may only be viewed at the circuit court clerk's office.
From the Orange County Comptroller's Office. Official records include marriage licenses, domestic partnerships, deeds, mortgages, notices of foreclosure and even final judgments in criminal cases, in many instances. If this county allows domestic partnerships, the record of them would be found here.
From various county court clerk's offices participating in making their records available through the Florida Association of Court Clerks Services Group. Not all counties are engaged, but a plus to this search is the ability to do one search that covers multiple counties. Additional information may be available at specific county circuit court clerk's offices, where you may be able to see or download a document image for free.
From the Orange County Clerk of Courts Office. Learn more about probate cases and their disposition.
From the county property appariser’s office. See the value of someone's property and the names of owners in most cases. May include previous sales and prices of property.
From the tax collector's office. Look up someone's latest property tax bill by name or address of property.
From the county tax collector's office. See who pays business taxes, how much and whether they are paid up in most cases. These used to be called occupational licenses.
From the Orange County Comptroller's Office. See if someone's property got sold to cover payment of taxes.
See who is listed as a faculty or staff member at the University of Central Florida, the largest university in the Sunshine State. Details include the person's name, title, department, phone number and email address in most cases.
See who is listed as a faculty or staff member at Valencia College, one of the largest state colleges in the country. Details include the person's name, title, department, phone number and email address in most cases.
Discover from The Florida Bar if someone is really a lawyer in Florida and in good standing to practice.
Confirm Florida licenses for people in such diverse occupations as architects, engineers, veterinarians, accountants, cosmetologists, barbers, geologists, auctioneers and harbor pilots. Licensing details from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation are also available for some businesses, such as construction companies, hotels and restaurants.
Learn if someone is certified by the Florida Department of Education to be a public school teacher, coach, counselor, principal or other public school leader. May also include educators at private schools in Florida. Click here to search for disciplinary actions against Florida educators.
Confirm recent employment and salaries of many state employees throughout Florida, including those at agencies covered by the Florida Department of Management Services and with Florida's state universities.
Find donors from Florida and nationwide who make campaign contributions to candidates for U.S. president and Congress, along with political action committees under federal campaign laws. Availability is subject to required reporting for election cycles, which means a campaign donation given recently might not show up until after a reporting period ends. Details from the Federal Elections Commission include the contribution amount along with candidates and committees supported.
Another way of searching for contributors from Florida and nationwide who give $200 or more to federal candidates, such as those running president and Congress, along with political action committees. Availability is subject to required reporting for election cycles, which means a campaign donation given recently might not show up until after a reporting period ends. This award-winning site from the non-profit Center for Responsive politics bills itself as "the most comprehensive resource for federal campaign contributions, lobbying data and analysis available anywhere."
Check on donors back to January 1, 1996, to Florida state candidates — such as governor, attorney general and the Legislature — and candidates for multi-county positions, along with political campaign committees subject to Florida laws. Availability is subject to required reporting for election cycles, which means a campaign donation given recently might not show up until after a reporting period ends. Details from the Florida Department of State Division of Elections include the donor's contribution amount and city and often the donor's occupation.
From the county supervisor of elections office. Search or find out who contributed money to local campaigns that include mayor, county commission and city council, plus find out how much money someone contributed.
From Orange County government. Learn what kinds of building permits, zonings and variances property owners have obtained regarding their properties. Searchable by address. This is separate from City of Orlando searches.
See if someone is a licensed contractor in Orange County. Search by the name of a person or company.
From Orange County Government. Learn what kinds of building permits property owners are involved in for work on their properties. Searchable by address.
From City of Orlando government. Learn what kinds of permits property owners (individuals and companies) are involved in for work on their properties. Searchable by address or project name.
From Orange County government. See if someone has sought a permit to build a boat dock, seawall, boat ramp or other project that required an environmental permit. Searchable by name and address.
See if someone is seeking to have a property rezoned from Orange County government for personal or business purposes. Searchable by name and address.
Check on code enforcement incidents by address within the City of Orlando.