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EPA Launches New Mapping Tool

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recently launched a new mapping tool in its Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) database. In an effort to improve transparency, the EPA and State Enforcement Actions Map will provide the public with access to EPA and state compliance and enforcement information for more than 800,000 regulated facilities nationwide. Most of the data will be refreshed monthly to include up to date information about the enforcement actions taken to address water, air, and hazardous waste law violations.

The ECHO website allows users to search for permit, inspection, violation, enforcement action, informal enforcement action, … Read More

Public Record Links for Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

The Free Public Records Directory has expanded to provide public resource links for Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.  As with every state, county, city, and now territory, on our site,  extensive efforts are made to provide the most current, accurate and useful public record resource links.  Links include property records, business licenses, recorded documents, GIS mapping tools,  vital records, election information  and jail and inmate records. 

The Free Public Records Directory welcomes user comments and suggestions.  Let us know what information you would like to see and help us share with others resources you have found. … Read More

Trace Your Oakland County, Michigan Ancestors Online

The Oakland County, Michigan Clerk has recently added a new online genealogy research service. This service allows you to search for and order marriage and death records that have occurred in Oakland County. This site currently provides access to records dating back to 1941; however older records are gradually being added into the system.

You can search for marriage and death records by name. To narrow your results, you can enter the year of death or marriage. Marriage index results provide the names of the bride and groom as well as the date of marriage. Death index results show … Read More

Public Records on your Mobile Device

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Mobile Public Records Screenshot The Public Records Free Directory had launched a new mobile device service.

This streamlined version of the directory allows input of a zip code or a city and state name along with the type of public record needed. The service will return links and contact information of just the area and type you’re looking for.

The Mobile Public Records service is available at and .

Please let us know what you think, future expansions are possible!… Read More

Housing Discrimination Database

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Does your state or county of a history of discrimination? Despite all the progress made in our country, discrimination is still a fact of life in many arenas. One place where discrimination remains present is in housing. There is a law called the Fair Housing Act (FHA) which actually prohibits discrimination in housing based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, familial status, or disability. The FHA is part of the Civil Rights Act of 1968. It is based on this act that individuals can expect to find reprieve from housing discrimination. Furthermore, thanks to public records advancements, it is … Read More

New Database Makes Car Fraud Data Accessable to Public

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

Report Littering Neighbors Online!

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Dealing with difficult and/or messy neighbors can really put a hamper on your home enjoyment experience. Also, in this unstable economy, if you are trying to sell property, you don’t necessarily want to be affected by any factors that could detract from the value of a home. Homebuyers and renters often look at an entire neighborhood to establish whether it is a location they want to call home. Government agencies and county officials often work hard to keep communities free of litter and trash. In one particular county in the U.S., they have created a very interactive solution to the … Read More

Help Bring EPA Fugitives to Justice

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Protecting the environment is no longer merely about words, ideas, and philosophies. Many people now have begun taking decisive action to do their part in protecting the environment. Fears of global warning have recently pushed the green movement in the forefront of many. However, not only are individuals taking changing habits and making big efforts, the government also works to keep our environment safe.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the federal agency assigned with the responsibility of many areas dealing with the environmental. The EPA provides many different resources for citizens to stay informed about environmental studies, records, and … Read More

Keep Tabs On Government Spending Through Public Records

It has been reported that every year, the federal government spends approximately $400 billion in grants and $300 billion in contracts to state and local governments as well to corporations. This money comes from funds collected from us, the taxpayers. Do you ever wonder whether your government is using your tax dollars wisely? Perhaps you are just curious about exactly who the recipients are of all those billions of dollars. By utilizing your access to public records, there are ways of finding out who is and who isn’t receiving federal funding

In 2006, a law passed, called the Federal Funding … Read More

New Federal Register Site Provides Online Access To Documents!

With the housing crisis, banking crisis, unemployment crisis, and all the other general crisis that our country is facing, the government is constantly in a scramble to create new legislation to deal with the current mess. There is so much paper work, proposals, and legislation, that most of us everyday people don’t have a clue about half of what is going on. With the Freedom of Information Act, as citizens, we are granted the authority to make document requests of public documents. However, making such requests can often be time consuming, and even costly. Furthermore, if you don’t have the … Read More