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This site is a free public record search service to the consumer, helping you get results for your background checks and and people searches. You can Locate People, Check Backgrounds, Find loved ones, old friends all for free. Conduct free asset search, free business checks. Check Corporations, business licenses, professional license. If you need to do free background checks, asset search, criminal record search, and locating people try some of the links to the left to find free resources. Most states you can public record searches for free as long as you do it yourself. There are courts and law enforcement agencies who provide computers and capabilities to research public records for free, usually there are nominal fees for copying however if you don't need to get a copy of the document then all your search is free. Other government organizations charge you a fee if you need a certified report such as a certified criminal check.

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This is a free consumer site that helps you with free background checks, free asset search, free criminal record search, and locating people. A directory providing you with resources and links to public records. Making it easier to find the information you need.

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Free public records are information which are gathered over the years in variety of public agencies or by public and government entities such as courts, be it supreme court, municipal or state court, police or sheriff offices, assessor's office or other public agencies. Anyone can conduct free public record searches in many of these agencies and organizations. Also keep in mind most online people search sites let you do preliminary searches for free, only if you choose to get a report you pay. The information provided for free is name, age, aliases, relatives and city and states lived.

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Background check from online providers usually include a lot of information as available from public record databases such as full name and aliases, contact information, age, address history with location of different places lived, marriage and divorces, neighbors, relatives and acquaintances, sometimes professional or work related information, licenses, bankruptcies, judgements, criminal history, civil judgments, liens, and death records if the person is deceased.

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Usually information on background checks provided by online background check services cover most of your adult life any criminal or civil activity will appear on these reports and for nationwide reports will include all different states you have lived in.

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Yes, if you do all the leg work and find the government source that provides background checks and criminal history checks free of charge, then it won't cost you anything. This site not only provides you with information with running free background checks but you can actually find sources for free background checks. Simply click on Free Background Check link at the top of the page and select the state you would like to get a free background check in, you will find more details and links to free background check resources. Keep in mind in some states for certain reports there are fees. If you prefer to get an instant background check including criminal records online then try some of the online background check services which charge $20 to $50 for an instant background check.

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Public records are public and free with almost no restrictions on the release or disclosure of this information.

Examples of documents include, DMV records, birth records, free death records, voting records, property records, free court records, arrest records, divorce records, free criminal and inmate records, marriage records, property records, corporation information, recorded documents (property deeds, mortgages etc.), professional license verification services, unclaimed property, and much more. Some records remain confidential such as, tax records, school records, social welfare records.

Top reasons for running background checks or checking criminal history

1. Employment background check - most employers run background checks and do employee screening in order to insure integrity of employee performance and and safety and quality of workplace. Employment screening is run as usual part of a job application and offer of employment. The employee screening is governed by FCRA and can only be done with the permission of the applicant or prospective employee.

Dating Background - with popularity of the internet communication and dating sites and opportunities many people run background checks to find more details regarding prospective dates and relationships. This helps insure safety as well as provide information such as prior marriages and divorces or other information that could effect interpersonal relationships.

Hiring a Nanny - Before bringing a stranger into your home and leaving them with the most important family members such as your children it is wise to run a background check or check for criminal records.

Hiring a contractor, dentist, lawyer or others who provide services - It is customary to check references or sometimes check criminal background of those you would like to get into a professional relationship in.

Educational reasons - some universities or colleges might want to check into criminal history and background of prospective students in order to insure the safety on campus.

Witnesses - legal professionals sometimes need to check the background of witnesses to avoid any problems during the legal process.

Applying for a license - whether applying for a childcare licence, professional licenses, to work and take care of elderly a criminal record history check will be run to attest to the character of the person applying and being given license to practice in a responsible capacity.

Applying for a Loan - a background check might be run for a loan or mortgage applicant to assess the reliability of repayment of a loan

Applying for a rental housing - most landlords run background checks and criminal checks on prospective renters to insure quality renters and avoid delinquencies and problem tenants.

Travel - Sometimes when you travel as part of a visa requirement you will be required to provide a criminal record or police clearance.

Immigration - as part of immigrating or gaining residency you could be asked for a background check or FBI Record.


Most public records are available via Internet or other sources; though public records are "public", their accessibility is not always simple, free or easy. Also each state could have laws and regulations around public records such as in California:

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