Public Record Sites: Background Checks - FREE Resource
Public Record Sites - Background Checks
Free Government Public Record Sites - Check Out Individuals
National Start Page for State, County, and City Sites
(Organized by State, Select Below)
Free Public Record Sites
The links listed below lead to government agencies that provide free online access to public record information.
For the MOST COMPREHENSIVE RESOURCE describing all access methods, restrictions, fees, and search procedures on over 28,000 government and private agencies visit the Public Record Research System (PRRS-Web). We provide the extensive details and in-depth data you will not find doing a Google search!
Organized by State - By State
Example of Types of Licensing You can check are below:
Air Conditioning Contractor/Svc
Alcoholic Beverage Permit
Building Code Administrator
Cemetery Lot Salesperson
Child Care Center
Clinical Lab Personnel
Community Assoc. Manager
Company in Receivership
Construction Qualified Business
Continuing Edu. Provider, Medical
Day Care/Child Care Ctr/Nursery Sch'l
Drywall/Gypsum Specialty Contr.
Elevator Certificates of Operation
Emergency Medical Technician
Employee Leasing Company
Finance Company, Consumer
Firearms License, Statewide
Food Services Establishment
Fumigation Performance Special ID
Gas Line Specialty Contractor
Hearing Aid Specialist
Home Improvement Financer
In Home Family Day Care Center
Insect Sting Treatment Specialist
Installment Seller, Retail
Insurance Adjuster/Agent/Title Agent
Interior Design Business/Individual
Internal Pollutant Storage Tank Lining
Land Sale, Condominiums
Landscape Architecture Firm/Individ'l
Landscape Maint./Pest Mgmt Co.
Lobby Principal (Miami-Dade)
Lobbyist (Miami-Dade only)
Marriage & Family Therapist
Medical Faculty Member
Mental Health Counselor
Mortgage Broker Firm
Mortgage Business School
Nuclear Radiology Physicist
Nursing Home Administrator
Pest Control Operator
Pest Control, Structural
PHPC Public Health Pest Control
Pollutant Storage System Contr.
Polygraph Assn Member
Precision Tank Tester
Psychologist/Ltd License Psycholog't
Real Estate Agent/Broker/Sales
Real Estate Appraiser
Recovery Agent School/Instrct./Mgr.
Respiratory Care Therapist/Provider
Sales Finance Company
Securities Broker Dealer/Branch Office
Security Officer School
Sheet Metal Contractor
Social Worker, Clinical/Master
Solid Waste Facility Operator
Specialty Structure Contractor
Swimming Pool/Spa Contr./Svc
Therapeutic Radiologic Physician
Underground Utility Contractor
Visiting Mental Health Faculty
X-ray, Pod, Assistant
Yacht & Ship Broker/Salesman
Free Government Public Record Sites
Other Useful Federal Sites
Below are links to a variety of useful Federal Sites.
US - Aircraft Accidents, NTSB - includes synopsis
US - Aircraft Pilots
US - Aircraft Registration
US - ATF Most Wanted
US - Bureau of Economic Analysis - Data on domestic product, personal income, population, employment, balance of payments, investment abroad and more.
US - Bureau of Justice Statistics - Statistics on criminal records, jails, incarcerations, sentencing, criminal offender key facts and more.
US - Bureau of Transportation Statistics
US - Cemeteries - This is sponsored by the Cemetery Inscription Library; worldwide searching is also available.
US - Census Bureau
US - Census Data - 2000
US - Charities - IRS Recognized
US - CIA World Factbook - Data on foreign countries, foreign governments, heads of state.
US - Commerce Dept - Denied Persons List
US - Commerce Dept - Entity List - Those subject to specific license requirements for the export, re-export and/or transfer (in-country) of specified items
US - Commerce Dept - Unverified List
US - Consumer Product Recalls
US - Copyright Records
US - Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
US - Department of Homeland Security
US - Drug Enforcement Admin. Fugitives
US - DWI Courts in the USA
US - Environmental Databases - Free access to numerous databases, text files, and conferences on the environment, housing, and sustainable development.
US - FBI Most Wanted
US - FBI Most Wanted Fugitives
US - FBI Unknown Suspects
US - Federal Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator - Name searching is NOT specific; be wary or errors.
US - Federal Citizen Information Center - Consumer Action
US - Federal Consumer Information Center National Contact Center
US - Federal Firearms License Validator
US - Federal Industrial Regulatory Authority (FINRA) - Broker Check
US - Federal Reserve - Bank Routing Numbers
US - FedWorld.gov
US - General Accountability Office GAO Reports
US - GPO Decisions - Decisions database goes back to 1/1996.
US - Ignet
US - Immigration & Customs Enforcement/Most Wanted
US - Legislative Data Center
US - Library of Congress
US - Military Nationwide Gravesite Locator
US - Missing & Exploited Children
US - Missing Children
US - Most Wanted Lists - Federal Agency Links
US - Most Wanted Lists - State, County, City Agency Links
US - Most Wanted Terrorists
US - National Archives & Records Admin
US - National Archives And Records Administration
US - National Gravesite Locator - Includes VA, national, state, military, veteran, DOI, and where grave is marked with a government grave marker.
US - National Sex Offender Registry Dept of Justice
US - National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
US - Nationwide - Certified and Licensed Real Estate Appraisers - Click on "National Registry"
US - NCIS (Naval) Most Wanted Fugitives List
US - Office of Inspector General - Excluded individuals and businesses from participating in Federally-funded health care programs
US - Optometrists - National database of members.
US - Organized Crime - Crime Statistics Site - Links to crime information sites
US - Post Office ZIP Code Look-up
US - Public Record Retriever Network (PRRN) - Search by county for a specialized professional document retriever
US - Public School Locator
US - Real Estate/Bank Foreclosures - You may search for free for 7 days; thereafter you must subscribe for a fee.
US - Registered Patents
US - Registered Trademarks (Federal Level)
US - Science Tech US Gov
US - SEC Enforcement Actions
US - SEC Filings (EDGAR)
US - SEC News FEED
US - Secret Service Most Wanted
US - Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
US - Securities Class Action Clearinghouse - Search by alpha name or chronologically. Compiled by Stanford University Law School & Cornerstone Research
US - Selective Service Registrations
US - State Dept - Debarred List - Those parties who are barred by §127.7 of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR §127.7)
US - Substance Abuse Facility Locator
US - Superintendent of Documents Home Page (GPO)
US - The Excluded Parties List (GSA) - Entities debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, excluded or disqualified under the nonprocurement common rule, or otherwise declared ineligible from receiving Federal contracts, certain subcontracts, and certain Federal assistance and benefits.
US - Treasury Dept - Specifically Designated Nationals (SDN) List - Those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction
US - U.S. Bureau of Health Professionals - Loan Defaults Database
US - U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
US - U.S. Marshall's Most Wanted
US - U.S. Passport Application Status
US - U.S. Securities & Exchange - Brokers & Investment Advisor Check
US - Unclaimed HUD/FHA Mortgage Insurance
US - USA.gov - (formerly Firstgov)
US - White House
Search Tenant Screening Firms
Search Tool For Tenant Screening Firms
Full profiles are only available for PRRN Members and Associate Members. Other firms are listed by name and location. Full profiles for the entire Vendors and Search Firms Database (600+ firms) are available in The National Directory of Public Record Vendors.
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2. By Company Name
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Tenant screening firms search certain categories of public records in order to prepare an overall report about a person. Generally, these application specialists must utilize online access to properly perform these services.
Many offer special services such as:
Local Document Retrieval
Forcible Detainer Check
Former Landlord Interviews