Searching For Public Records Online

This video provides a good overview and specific examples of public records that are available online.

Find out how to find and search official US public records at the federal, state, county and local levels, including:

  • Using Search Engines To Find Public Records
  • Online Public Records Directories
  • Public Record Manuals
  • Types of Public Records Available Online
  • Criminal Records
  • Civil Records
  • Court Records
  • Inmate Lookups
  • Sex Offender Registries
  • Property Records
  • Campaign Donor Records
  • Vital Records
  • Business & Corporate Records Search

You can do a records search by using USA.gov on our public records search engine page.