Miami-Dade Warrants Search

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Before undertaking any arrest warrant search for Miami-Dade County, FL, there are a few things that you should first understand. The first is that having an arrest warrant issued in your name does not mean that you are guilty of a crime. Instead, it means that the state wishes to bring you into custody, which may result from a crime. The only way guilt or involvement in a crime can be proven is in a court of law.

The second important detail is that arrest warrants are valid throughout the entire state. This means that even if you flee across the state, if you have a Miami-Dade County arrest warrant out for you, you can still be pursued and arrested.

There are several ways that concerned citizens can find out if they have an active Miami-Dade County warrant. The first is by contacting the Miami-Dade County Sheriff’s Office’s Warrants Section. You can find their official web page at You can also visit this office in person at 9105 Northwest 25th Street, in Doral, FL 33172, or email them at web info at

Another pair of methods are entirely online. The first, the Wanted Persons Search service, is available at from the FDLE. Or you can use the above search form to search through an online criminal records database instantly.

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How do you look up information on recent arrests and active warrants from Miami-Dade over the phone? (2021-information)

  • To request certified copies of criminal case records, including felony, misdemeanor, and traffic judicial records, call the Miami-Dade County Clerk of Courts at 305-275-1155 (option 4).
  • To access information on recent arrests, dial the main phone number of the Police Headquarters- 786-263-7000.
  • For a warrant search through the Police Department, dial the phone number of the agency’s Warrants Bureau- 305-471-1700.
  • To access arrest records, police reports, incident reports and other crime-related records, call the Central Records Bureau at 305-471-2085.  
  • To file a request for criminal records from Corrections and Rehabilitation, call 786-263-5892/786-263-6071.
  • To know about the status of a criminal case filed by you, call the Investigative Support Division at 305-471-2687.

Types of warrants that can be issued in Miami-Dade County

In Miami-Dade County, Florida, a number of different types of warrants can be issued. These consist of:

• Arrest Warrant: This type of warrant authorizes law enforcement to arrest a suspect based on probable cause that he or she committed a crime.

• Search Warrant: This type of warrant authorizes law enforcement to search a particular location for criminal evidence.

• Bench Warrant: This warrant is issued when a person fails to appear in court when required.

• Fugitive Warrant: This type of warrant is issued when an individual is believed to be hiding in Miami-Dade County after being suspected of committing a crime in another jurisdiction.

• Criminal Summons: This type of warrant is issued when a person is required to answer a criminal charge in court.

• Material Witness Warrant: This type of warrant is issued when a person is required to testify in a criminal case but is unwilling to do so voluntarily.

• Seizure Warrant: This type of warrant permits law enforcement to seize property believed to be associated with criminal activity.

• Body Attachment Warrant: When an individual fails to pay child support or alimony, this warrant is issued.

  • Garnishment Warrant: This type of warrant is issued when a person owes money to another person or entity.

• Writ of Possession: A court issues this type of warrant directing law enforcement to evict a tenant or remove someone from a property.

• Writ of Execution: A court issues this type of warrant to instruct law enforcement to seize assets or property to satisfy a judgment.

• Writ of Habeas Corpus: This type of warrant is issued by a court directing a law enforcement agency to produce a detained individual and explain their detention.

• Writ of Assistance: A court issues this type of warrant to direct a law enforcement agency to assist with the execution of a warrant or court order.

• Writ of Replevin: This type of warrant is issued by a court to instruct law enforcement to seize and return the personal property to its rightful owner.

Crime Statistics for Miami-Dade County

The annual crime average of Miami-Dade County tumbled by almost 1,000 incidents to reach a low of 37,100 cases in 2019. Of the complaints filed, nearly 32,000 were against property crimes, while almost 5000 were against violent crimes.  Although there was little difference in the violent crime rates of 2018 and 2019, the annual average of property crimes did plunge by nearly 1000 cases in 2019.

At the end of 2010, Miami-Dade County, Florida’s population was 2.48 million people, almost identical to the population at the end of 2009. During this same period, the total arrest rate fell by 7.3% to 136,113 arrests.



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