Public Data & Public Records Search

What are public records?

In the US, public records are generally defined as information or documents that are not confidential in nature and are issued by various government bodies.

There are many types of public records that are available at the federal, state, county and city level. Some examples of free public records include census data, property information, tax liens/judgments, criminal records, bankruptcies and court records.

Even though these types of records are freely available for the public to access, the information isn’t always easy to find.

Types of Public Records People Search For Include:

  • Birth Certificates or Public Birth Records
  • Death Certificates or Public Death Records
  • Public Marriage and Marriage License Records
  • Public Divorce Records
  • Public Criminal Records

Why are public records important? What are they used for?

There are many valuable uses for the information found in public records. Law enforcement, government agencies, and even marketing companies, frequently look to these records to better understand and serve their demographics. Additionally, as a consumer, public records are a vault of useful information.

Public records can provide individuals with key details needed for situations such as: locating missing family members, finding the owners of lost or stolen property, or needing the criminal history of a new or suspicious neighbor.

They also can help people make informed decisions when it comes to choosing childcare, meeting a date/friend for the first time, or even when dealing with delinquent child support payments. Those are merely a few of the benefits that public records can provide, click here for more examples!

Most of these uses for public records have been made possible thanks to the efforts of commercial users/resellers of public record data called commercial intermediaries. Commercial intermediaries are companies and websites that scour official resources/databases, and then pool their vast findings into one convenient service. For a small fee, anyone can utilize the valuable public info that commercial intermediaries collect, organize and update on a regular basis.

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Reverse Phone Lookup

What is a Reverse Phone Number Lookup?

Reverse phone lookup is a tool to help consumers retrieve more information about suspicious calls, unknown numbers and more. A simple search can provide information and other public data tied to that number.

People use reverse phone number searches for many reasons--to get a quick background on new childcare candidates, to determine the safety level of online dates, to identify a catfished phone number, and much more. Reverse phone lookup and reverse phone directories are an extremely valuable resource today because they make the most of the information available in the white pages and on the Web.

How Does Reverse Phone Lookup Work?

It may differ depending on the services a company offers, but generally speaking there are a couple ways to do a reverse phone lookup-- by entering a person's full name to get the phone number tied to a person’s name, or you can enter a phone number that you already have, to get the owner’s full name.

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