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How to Use “Free Public Records Search Directory”

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If you are looking to research free public records, our “Free Public Records Search Directory” can help you find the information you need in a quick and easy manner. Since understanding public records can be overwhelming, Online Searches has answered  many of your most frequently asked questions to help you navigate our site and to simplify your search.

What is a public record?

A public record is any information, minutes, files, maps, accounts or other records that a government agency is required to maintain and make accessible to the public.  Examples of public records include land records, birth … Read More

Millions of New Records Added to New York State Transparency Website

In a press release issued on May 1, 2013, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the addition of millions of government records to the state’s new data transparency website, which launched during Sunshine Week in March of this year. The website was created in an effort to provide citizens with user-friendly, one-stop access to government data from New York State agencies, localities, and the federal government. Information on a variety of subjects such as food safety inspections, state jobs data, daycare facilities, economic development, crime data, and medical conduct discipline records were included in the initial launch of … Read More

Public Documents from the Weld County Clerk and Recorder’s Office Go Online

It was announced yesterday in the Greeley Tribune that public records from the Weld County, Colorado Clerk and Recorder’s Office are now available online. Word has apparently already spread, according to Weld County Clerk and Recorder Steve Moreno, who noted that there was just one person researching inside his office yesterday morning. This was a far cry from the long lines of oil and gas workers, property owners, title companies and attorneys typically found outside his office before it even opened. His office has been very busy scanning in the hard copy records for nearly two years, at a cost … Read More

Need help finding Mr. Right-the CORRECT Mr. Right-when searching in public and court records online?

 Here are some tips to maximize your efficiency and retrieve more accurate search results so he won’t be so elusive!   Due to advances in technology and demand for public and court records, there are multiple sources online to locate individuals  and companies. You can literally profile an individual from cradle to grave-birth record to death notice-as well as determine marital status, criminal history, credit worthiness, professional standing or suspension, even political party affiliation!  Similarly, with a company you can determine ownership, professional hierarchy within the organization, publicly or privately held status, assets, solvency, and compliance with legal and regulatory industry … Read More

Find Great Deals at Government Auctions

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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

Accessing UCC Filing Records

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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

Utah Ahead of the Curve in Online Access to Statewide Court Records

In any given state, you could typically expect to find maybe one or two statewide court records databases online. Utah is unusual in offering five different means to search court records online. This means easier, faster access to various trial court records, and CourtReference offers links to all of them from its Utah Court Case Records Search page.

Although in other states you may be able to search court records through a particular county’s resource, statewide resources offer the advantage of being able to search for cases even if you do not know the county where the case was heard. … Read More

Pennsylvania Upgrades Sex Offender Registry

The Pennsylvania State Police has recently made improvements to it Megan’s Law website making it easier for the public to find information about registered sexual offenders in the state. They have added a mapping function that includes radius searches surrounding a specific address. This new feature allows users to enter an address and establish a search radius of a half-mile, one mile, three miles or five miles. Users can then query the system for offenders living, working, or attending school within the given radius. Results include offender’s name and all known aliases, photograph, physical description, scars, marks, or tattoos, address, … Read More

What to Know Before Searching Court Records Online

What can you expect to find when using the Search Court Case Records links on CourtReference? That varies greatly from state to state, and even county to county. Some states have statewide court record search systems for state courts. In other states, it is up to individual counties to provide online access to their court records. Of these, some counties provide free online access, while other counties contract with a private company that charges a fee to the user for some records searches.

Most court record searches can be done by party name, case number, date of birth and/or … Read More

Detention Centers Posting Mug Shots and Names Online

Detention Centers across the county have embraced the value of making their public records available online.

Bigger County jails including Boone County, Kentucky and city jails like Denton City, Texas are routinely providing the names of who’s currently housed in their facilities.   Many of these jails are now taking it a step further by listing a person’s date of birth, their arrest date and time, amount of bail, physical description, home city and state but also a link to their mug shot.

We can only imagine the drastic reduction of public records requests that come into a facility along with … Read More