File Finders now offers nationwide criminal research!

San Diego's Leading Wholesale Public Records Research and Document Retrieval Provider



25 Years of Research Expertise | Now Integrated With Major Platforms


Criminal | Civil | Official Records | Document Retrieval

File Finders Is Changing The Landscape of Criminal Background Checks



Providing wholesale screening and public records research solutions to background screening companies for 25 years.  We are absolutely committed to delivering timely, accurate and complete results. 

Responsive Support at a Cost Effective Price.


Felony and Misdemeanor records are searched in real-time utilizing File Finders proprietary gateway search tool INQUEST. Results are returned in as little as 1 business hour.


On-site court research is conducted to obtain case information on specified cases. Turnaround time is 1 to 2 business days.


Document retrieval is available from all County Court and Official Records locations. Turnaround time and cost varies.

We Deliver Results

Established in 1995, File Finders has supported background screening companies for 25 years as the leading source of court and official records research in San Diego County.  Our ability to conduct on-site research and document retrieval services at criminal, civil and family court locations is what truly sets us apart from other wholesale screening providers. While San Diego is our area of origin, we also provide nationwide criminal and civil research services through a network of professional court researchers. Additional services include San Diego pre-screened criminal case research and official records research.  All services are customizable, scalable, and integrated with major platforms making us an excellent research partner for clients of every size. We are committed to delivering fast, accurate, and complete wholesale screening and risk mitigation services. 




Years of Experience

Year Established

Over 5 Million Requests Processed To Date

99.98% Accuracy

Integrated with Major Platforms

National Network of Court Runners

Resources and News

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If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Do I need to sign a long term contract?

Absolutly not, we offer month to month agreements.  Simply give us a 30 day notice.

How much volume can you support?

File Finders services companies of every size and can accomodate every level of volume from extremely high volume users to occasional requesters.

How much is your service?

There are no monthly minimum requirements to have an account with us.  Our prices are some of the lowest in the industry and deep volume discounts are offered.  We have a “meet or beat” price policy to ensure we stay competitive. All you need to get started is an account.

Can I request criminal background checks outside of San Diego?

While our roots are in San Diego CA, we now offer the same level of service to those clients that require background checks nationwide.

What is the turnaround time for criminal research outside of San Diego?
Criminal Research outside of San Diego takes the standard 1-3 business days on average.
What is lightening speed is the attentive and responsive client support we pledge to give you.

Amazing Service

“I think service and quality has been great and we have been receiving consistent service over the years.”

Dedication to The Highest Quality of Work

"Per usual, we had another fantastic month for both quality and TAT. Your dedication to providing the highest quality work to our clients is much appreciated and does not go unnoticed."

Thank You!!

“I cannot say enough positive things about the experience we have had working with File Finders over the past couple of years. Their industry knowledge and expertise in the San Diego area shines through their stellar work-product. The work performed by Kim and her team is always of the highest quality while also providing excellent turn-around times. I would, and do, recommend them to anyone looking for a solution in what can sometimes prove to be a difficult area to perform court records checks. In this industry, it truly pays to have to have an expert team on your side, and File Finders is just that!” 

Fast and Reliable Turnaround

"I appreciate the fact that File Finders provides us with fast and reliable turnaround times and accurate results. The customer support we receive is responsive and friendly as well. I also appreciate the fact that File Finders does not need to be micro-managed as can be the case with other vendors when you push a lot of volume like we do. File Finders has been our primary vendor of choice for many years now for these reasons and more. They do not disappoint."

Prompt and Professional Research

"We’ve worked with File Finders for over 10 year and couldn’t be happier. They provide prompt and professional research, know their jurisdictional nuances intimately, and help us manage client expectation with proactive and reliable ETAs when there are delays. Their customer service is top notch and everyone operates with integrity, honesty and an eye toward accurate and thorough reporting."

reliable, accurate and prompt

"Our team began working with File Finders in 2007.  We have found them to be reliable, accurate and prompt.  One of the things I most appreciate about Kim is her knowledge of the court system and willingness to communicate the specific details of the search process with us.  This has allowed us to be able to fill in the gaps many times with our own clients when it comes to delays, errors, etc.  We look forward to many continued years with their team."


Chula Vista, CA 91913