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Meta Sites for Public Records
Note: this list is not exhaustive, nor does this guide claim that these resources will provide comprehensive information.
A free database for locating public records resources on the Web. Search options include Federal, County, State, City and Zip Code.
"Freemium" site. Background reports include addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, family members, owned properties and assets, businesses, professional licenses, bankruptcies, civil judgments, misdemeanors, felonies, sexual offenses and other court records.
Data made available from the Asbury Park Press. Link takes you to news article that links to various databases by category.
Search Public Records via Search Systems
This site links to over 55,000 databases by type and location to help you find property, criminal, court, birth, death, marriage, divorce records, licenses, deeds, mortgages, corporate records, business registration, and many other public record resources quickly, easily, and for free.
Free Records Search and Public Records Directory
Real estate online assessors by state and by county.
KnowX is the place to start for finding information about businesses, people and assets, and can help you discover any critical relationships between them. Run a background check on a business, locate assets, investigate property value and more using public records from across the nation compiled from official data sources.
Public Records via dmv.org
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TLOxp for Legal
TLOxp® for Legal Professionals is the most comprehensive, cost-effective online database of public and proprietary records available to research and locate people, businesses and assets. The cost to search is $2 to retrieve basic contact information, $10 to retrieve a comprehensive report, and $25 for a Vehicle Sighting Report. Free trial period for 30 days.
"Freemium" site. TruthFinder pores over hundreds of millions of available public records, social network data, and more to provide you with a complete picture of who you’re looking for. You may uncover arrest records, contact information, address history, social media data, and more.
Free Public Records Directory
Good for identifying county-level public records sources.