ICHAT is the only public resource for name-based Michigan criminal history background checks.

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Things to Remember About ICHAT:

  • ICHAT search results are available to view and print online immediately once payment is approved. The results are available that day and for the next seven days; after the seventh day they will be deleted. The results are NOT mailed.
  • The search result means that a check of the Michigan State Police criminal history file has been completed and is ready to view. It does not mean that a criminal record was or was not found that matched your entry.
  • ICHAT reports may not be accepted by all organizations. Check with the agency requiring the background check before paying for an ICHAT search.
  • Social security numbers and driver license numbers are not searchable.
  • Users must verify their data is correct before submitting it. If a user submits inaccurate data (such as a duplicate search, a misspelled name or wrong gender) they should correct it before checking out of the shopping cart.
  • To start using the ICHAT site, please click this link Get Started.

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