Lancaster County Warrants and Arrest Records Search

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In Lancaster County, an arrest warrant search can be done through numerous government and non-government sources. Despite the range of options available for conducting inquiries into the issue of active warrants and arrests made, it is imperative to choose a VA agency based on the amount of information needed and why this data was sought to begin with.

State government entities: Among these are the office of the sheriff, which is a no brainer; the office of the magistrate that issues all arrest warrants and the office of the county clerk that keeps the court dockets database. When approached for information on Lancaster County arrest records and outstanding warrants, these agencies will issue a formal background report. You can even get the document notarized for an additional fee, if need be.

There are two ways in which you can initiate contact with state departments. It is possible to seek information on active warrants from Lancaster County by writing to the concerned agency or you can show up at the office of the department in person. A formal request form will have to be filed for the process to be started and you will have to pay the applicable fees. The aforementioned government entities work out of:

  • The sheriff's: 8293 Mary Ball Rd, Lancaster, Virginia 22503
  • The magistrate's: 8311 Mary Ball Rd, Lancaster, VA 22503
  • The county clerk's: PO Box 125, Lancaster, Virginia 22503

Non government agencies: These are private entities that collect information on criminal history from all parts of the country through state agencies and present this accumulation of data for the convenience of their clients. To contact a third party establishment for finding details on Lancaster County arrest warrants and detentions, use the form above.

Every year, almost 140 criminal complaints are filed with the sheriff's department of Lancaster County, Virginia. About 7% of these complaints at 9 incidents per annum pertain to violent criminal acts. Over the last few years, the increase in the number of reported criminal acts has been marginal at just 8% but the rate of violent crime burgeoned significantly at 20%

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