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What is Skip Tracing?

Skip tracing is simply locating a person or entity who is not easily found. Skip tracing is an important tool in any process server’s toolbox.

Who Can I Find With a Skip Trace?

Skip traces may help locate defendants, witnesses, suspects, debtors, runaways, and more.

Why Do I Need a Skip Trace?

The most common reason we receive orders for skip traces are to locate case defendants or witnesses who the server has been unsuccessful in locating. There can be many reasons that a process server cannot find someone, and they’re not always intentional. People move, jobs change, and records are lost. Skip tracing can help in almost any situation to find people who seem to have dropped off the map.

Skip tracing is an essential tool in a wide range of occupations, including:

  • Legal professionals
  • Private investigators
  • Law enforcement 
  • Bounty hunters 
  • Collections and repossession agents

What Information Can I Get From a Skip Trace?

Skip traces can yield a lot of valuable information about a person, even if it doesn’t immediately lead to finding them, including:

  • Basic contact information
  • Information on owned properties
  • Financial and credit details
  • History of criminal activity
  • Legal and court history
  • Travel records
  • Online presence
  • Driver’s license/vehicle registration and title
  • Credit card applications
  • Loan applications
  • Job applications
  • Phone number databases
  • Utility bills
  • Department store/customer loyalty card
  • Fraud allegations
  • Public tax records
  • Criminal background checks
  • Courthouse records
  • Estate and inheritance records
  • Known associates

Skip Trace Timeline

Since each skip trace is completely different, there is no standard timeline for completion. Some will only take a few days, while others may take weeks or months.

Fort Myers Skip Tracing Services

If you’re ready to work with the best skip tracers in Fort Myers, Labelle, Naples, and Port Charlotte, the search is over. Accurate Serve® has the team, tools, and network necessary to conduct effective skip traces for all purposes. Call us at (239) 822-7299 or send us your work requests online to get started today!