Voting is one of the most important rights that we have as citizens. It is also one of our greatest responsibilities. Eligibility to vote in the United States is determined by both federal and state law. You must be at least 18 years old at the time of the election, a United States citizen, and a resident of the state, county, and precinct for which you are voting. Most states also have requirements regarding felony convictions and mental competency. Additionally, most states require that you register in advance of Election Day, but some offer registration on Election Day. North Dakota … Read More
Do you ever wonder what happens to property that is no longer needed by government agencies or that has been seized by police? Various federal, state, and local government and law enforcement agencies across the country sell these items through public auction sales. Government auctions are completely free and open for anyone to attend and participate. These sales provide buyers an opportunity to obtain products at bargain prices while generating much needed revenue for the government.
Government auctions are conducted both on-site and online. On-site auctions usually include expensive items such as cars, SUVs, boats, and aircrafts. The advantage of … Read More
Among the many types of public information available on our “Free Public Records Search Directory” you can access the salaries of various federal, state, and county employees. Some of the databases are maintained by newspapers from around the country. Others are maintained by State agencies. Some of the sites provide an accounting of federal or state expenditures, while others allow a salary search of individual employees or positions.
UCC stands for “Uniform Commercial Code, which is a set of laws that provide legal rules and regulations governing business dealings and transactions. This code was first published in 1952 and has been revised several times over the years. The code was created to make it easy for companies to conduct business across the United States. The UCC has been enacted, with some local variations, in all 50 states.
UCC filings primarily deal with transactions involving personal property, such as machinery, equipment, and livestock. The UCC does not address dealings in real property, such as land or houses. UCC filings … Read More
As you know, real estate values have declined in recent years. Are you wondering about the value of the homes in your neighborhood? One way to check the value of your property or the property down the street is to review the “assessed value.” Although the assessed value of property is not the same as the appraised value or market value, it can be useful for comparison purposes.
All states have a system for establishing the value of land and buildings referred to as the “assessed value.” The “assessed value” is used for the purpose of calculating property taxes. Property … Read More
Searching online for outstanding arrest warrants is becoming much easier. Many state and county law enforcement authorities are now publishing their warrant records online since it makes it easier to track down wanted fugitives and bring them to justice. You may want check for arrest warrants for a prospective employee, a tenant, a neighbor, or even a new boyfriend or girlfriend to make sure you are safe. Maybe you want to see if there are people with arrest warrants in your neighborhood or city. Browsing most wanted lists may aid in the apprehension of dangerous criminals. You may even be … Read More
In the market for a used car? In addition to checking out all those little mechanical issues like brakes, the engine, etc., you may also consider checking on the history of the car. A history check can include not only prior owners, but whether or not you are about to purchase a stolen vehicle. As a result of a recently concluded lawsuit, it is now easier for everyday people to check the fraud status of a vehicle.
A database called the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) finally became available for public access on January 30, 2009. Apparently Congress … Read More
I haven’t met a single person who doesn’t turn the nose up at the thought of paying taxes. As we write out our checks to the taxman, it’s easy to feel a little frustrated. Taxes are just one of those necessary evils that we collectively love to hate. However, there are instances, when there is a need to fight against amount charged for taxes, or the penalties incurred for non-payment. For these types of situations, the United State federal government and many individual states provide Tax Courts.
State Tax Courts deal strictly with state and local tax issues, while the … Read More