's Permitted and Prohibited Uses

CheckRecord's mission is to give people easy and affordable access to public record information. However, laws such as the Fair Credit and Reporting Act (FCRA) regulate how you can use information you obtain from CheckRecords.


You are restricted from using CheckRecords for:

Using CheckRecords information in the ways stated violates both our Terms of Service and the law, and can lead to possible criminal penalties. We take this very seriously, and reserve the right to terminate user accounts and/or report violators to law enforcement as appropriate.

Below are a few examples of some of the ways you can and can’t use public record information from CheckRecords. If you still are not sure whether your use of CheckRecords is OK, we encourage you to review our complete Terms of Service, which provide the final say on how you can use information from CheckRecords, or to Contact Us. If you wish to use information for a purpose that is not allowed by CheckRecords, please visit the website of a Consumer Reporting Agency.

You Can With Us: Can't With Us:
Find Lost Love Conduct background checks of employees and applicants (Consent Form)
Verify Potential Roomates Conduct a background check on potential tenants
Scope Out an Online Date Lookup a Nanny or Domestic Help
Find Someone’s Current Address Determine Consumer Eligibility
Go Ahead, Check Yourself Out Educatonal Qualifications
Verify Online Buyers and Sellers Credit or Insurance (Consent Form)
Business Transactions



Contact People Against Their Wishes
Stalk or Spy on People
Steal an Identity