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Public records are generated on a municipal, county, state, and federal level. Many local, state, and federal government agencies create public records such as courthouses, sheriff’s offices, local police departments, county clerk’s offices, assessors’ offices, prisons, jails, and other agencies.

Searching for public records can be very time-consuming and expensive. With InfoTracer’s powerful search engine, tap into more than 5 billion records nationwide with a single search! Our data comes from thousands of public and private sources and is constantly updated. Information is always at your fingertips with InfoTracer’s instant search. To get started all you need is your search subject's name and state, email, phone, or address to conduct a search. Some of the records that can be found in InfoTracer’s public records reports will include when available:

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What are Public Records?

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Public records are information that is created, collected, or stored by a government agency. These official records are not private, and in many cases, they are available to the general public. A public record is a broad term covering many things, but some examples are arrests, judgments, bankruptcy filings, lawsuits, property sales, criminal records, and vital records. Public records are a result of the Freedom of Information Act (or FOIA) passed in 1966, which was designed to provide transparency in government.

Criminal Records

Criminal Records

Criminal records are forms, documents, and other types of information created, stored, and managed by local law enforcement and the courts. Whenever someone is arrested, charged with a crime, convicted, and incarcerated, the records about that person become their criminal record. Typically, criminal records include things such as arrest records, inmate records, court orders, criminal charges, convictions, judgments, felonies, misdemeanors, sex offender records, police records, mugshots, DUI/DWI records, and more.

Court Records

Court Records

Court records refer to case records and court documents processed through the United States court system. There are dozens of different types of courts in the U.S. broken down by jurisdiction. For example, there are state, federal, municipal, and county courts and circuit courts, district courts, superior courts, appellate, and supreme courts. There are also specialty courts like probate, tax court, traffic court, and others. Some of the types of records you can find using a case search include court judgments, lawsuits, civil cases, property records, tax liens, bankruptcies, traffic violations, tort cases, and other types of court cases.

Contact Information

Contact Information

Public records also contain a lot of general information, such as contact details. You can find things like a person’s name, current and previous mailing address, phone numbers, email addresses, relatives’ names, and even photographs. There is a lot of information online about everyone, and a lot of it is available in public records.

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Assets

Whenever you purchase a piece of property or a significant asset, these records are public and recorded with the county office in the town/state where you bought them. You can find things like aircraft, boat, and motor vehicle registrations, property/land records and ownership, property tax records, new businesses, investments, and financial records showing someone’s net worth.

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Social Media and Web Data

Just about everyone is on social media these days, and there is a lot of information that is publicly accessible. Using an InfoTracer search, you could find someone’s hidden social media accounts, photos, videos, posts, profile information, dating accounts, other email addresses, as well as other website data that is posted publicly online.

What are Vital Records?

Vital Records

Vital records are documents that record life events. These are usually created, collected, or stored by the vital records office within the state. However, the laws pertaining to vital records vary statewide. Some examples of vital records you could find are birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, civil unions, and divorce decrees. In some cases, even adoptions are public records. Vital records contain a lot of information like the person’s name, date of birth or death, place of birth or death, spouses’ information, marital status, and more. If you need an actual certificate, you will need to visit the registry of vital records, local courthouse, town hall, department of health, or other agencies depending on the type of certificate you need.

Professional Licenses

Professional Licenses

Various government and private organizations issue professional licenses for business and other purposes. Other examples of professional licenses are medical licenses, a legal license to practice law, or government security clearances. In addition, licensing may apply to many professional industries such as contractors, lawyers, teachers, doctors, nurses, land surveyors, therapists, electricians, and others. You can find out if someone’s license is current, lapsed, or suspended with a quick search.

Political Contributions

Political Contributions

Political contributions are also public records, and you can easily find out how much a person donated, to what party, and more. InfoTracer’s search tool can reveal someone’s donation history within minutes.

Education

Education

InfoTracer may show you someone’s educational history. You could view the subject’s school/university details, area of study, and the degree they earned if the information is available.

Jobs

Jobs

You may also look up someone’s job history. Depending on what information is available you could view the companies they worked for, dates of employment, the location of their employer, and the positions they have held.

Unclaimed Funds

Unclaimed Funds

Many people have unclaimed money they don’t know about. InfoTracer’s search could show you the person’s name, unclaimed property type, amount, the owner’s information, and who currently holds it.

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What Information Can I Find in Public Records?

Public records cover a wide variety of information, from criminal and vital records to financial and court records. With InfoTracer, you can access 5 billion records covering things like arrests, convictions, sex offenses, bankruptcies, marriages and divorces, court records, driving records, liens, and so much more. You will be surprised at how much information you can find in public records.

Are All Records Public?

No. Although a lot of information is available to the public, some records are private. Some examples of things you won’t find in public records include medical records protected by HIPPA, financial records, tax returns, credit reports, and private wills and trusts. In addition, some divorces, juvenile records, law enforcement, and court records may also be sealed for privacy to protect people or cases.

How To Search Public Records

Searching for public records can be time-consuming and costly. If you visit courthouses, police departments, and/or government offices, it could take you a while to find what you are looking for, and you may not find it after all. Many offices charge a per page or search fee even if they don’t find the information you need. But there is a much better way. An InfoTracer search takes only minutes and pulls records from all over the country from thousands of sources. Make the job of searching for public records quick and easy with InfoTracer.

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In some cases, you can visit courthouses and other government agencies to get copies for free, but it will take a lot of time to collect the records from various sources. You can run a free scan with InfoTracer and see a summary report instantly. Then if you want more information, you can sign up for a membership. The service is very affordable, easy to use, and a time-saver.

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InfoTracer records come from all U.S. states; however, each state has different regulations regarding what they consider public records. Therefore, some information may be available, whereas other information may not.

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