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Assessment Records Research – New Jersey

April 30th, 2015 · New Jersey, Using Public Records

If you live in New Jersey and would like to research the assessment records of a property anywhere in the state, the following information will be helpful. Assessment records can be used to determine the owner of a property, the assessed value of a property, the size of a property, or the sales history including ownership document numbers.

Our “Free Public Records Search Directory” provides links to assessment records for all 50 states. Each state has a system for establishing assessment records and is generally available online by county and/or city. If online information is not available, contact information is provided on our website for each county office responsible for assessment records.

New Jersey offers an online property search database that can be searched by county and/or city and can be accessed through our “Free Public Records Search Directory” main page. On the main page, click on the “Assessor and Property Tax Records” link under the heading “Search Public Records by Type of Record.” On the main “Assessor and Property Tax Records Resources” page, choose New Jersey.

Choose a County. On the “New Jersey Assessor and Property Tax Records Directory” page, scroll to the county where the property is located and click on “Property Search.” As an example, click on Hudson County “Property Search” to access the County’s “Assessment Records Search” page.

Search Results. After entering the required information such as district, owner name or lot and block, the search results will be provided. The property records can also be searched by address, vacant land, residential property or sale date range.

After entering the required information, the search results include:
• Owner Name – Taxpayer Name (if different)
• Property Location (Street Address)
• Improvement Description (Square Feet and Year Built)
• Land Description (Size of Lot and Zoning)
• Sale Information (Sale Date, Sale Price and Grantee)
• Assessment Information (Owner Name, Year, Land Value and Improvement Value)

County Links. Click on “Return to Results” in the upper right hand corner of the page to return to the “New Jersey Assessor and Property Tax Records” main page. On this page you can choose another county or city property search link or return to the main “Assessor and Property Tax Records” page by clicking on either “Home” or “Free Searches” located in the upper left hand corner to access assessment records of another state.

Main Page. After concluding your search, you can close the link or click either “Home” or “Free Searches” to return to the main “Free Public Records Search Directory” page in order to conduct other types of public record searches including land records and deeds, laws and codes, permits and inspections, and more.

Whether you’re researching the assessed value of your property, the current zoning of a potential investment or the sales price of the house down the street, you should be able to find the information that you need using the steps outlined above. Please check back soon for future articles about our website and some of the many search possibilities.

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Texas Jail Inmate Records

March 27th, 2015 · Texas

One of the many public records links that we provide on our “Free Public Records Search Directory” is jail and inmate record links. Since many states, counties and cities provide online access to inmate records, we provide links to jails and detention centers throughout the United States 

Since there are many reasons for researching inmate records, our website can assist with your search and provide valuable information whether you are a spouse, relative, witness or victim.

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice offers an offender information search by name and also a variety of reports regarding death row inmates.

We are providing this article to assist our users with step by step instructions to research Texas jail and inmate records.

1.  “Free Public Records Search Directory” Page. On the main page, click on the link “Jail and Inmate Records” under the “Search Public Records by Type of Record” heading.

2.  “Jail and Inmate Records Resources” Page. On the main “Jail and Inmate Records Resources” page, choose any one of the states listed. In this case, choose “Texas.”

3.  “Texas Jail and Inmate Records Directory” Page. On the main “Texas Jail and Inmate Records Directory” page, select the Texas Department of Criminal Justice “Inmate Search” link. The website can be searched by name, race, TDCJ number or SID (state identification) number. The offender information results include:
• Complete Name
• TDCJ Number
• Race and Gender
• Date of Birth
• Projected Release Date
• Current Facility
• Offense History including Date, Offense and Sentence

4. Death Row Information. You can return to the main “Texas Jail and Inmate Records” page by clicking on “Return to Results” in the upper right hand corner of the page. On this page, choose the “Death Row Information” link provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. On this website, there are a variety of death row reports including:
• Offenders on Death Row
• Gender and Racial Statistics
• Scheduled Executions
• Executions by Year
• Women on Death Row
• Similar reports by County

5. Conduct County Inmate Searches. You can return to the county searches page by clicking on “Return to Results” in the upper right hand corner of the current page. Here you can access county links such as: Brazos County “Inmate Search” website, which can be searched by defendant name, date confined range and birth date range including confined and released inmates. Search results provide jail id, name, charges, confined date and released date.

6. Return to County Pages. Click on “Return to Results” in the upper right hand corner of the page to access other county inmate links. Lubuck County Sheriff’s Office has an “Active Jail Roster” website which includes inmates booked today, inmates booked yesterday, inmates released today and inmates released yesterday.

7. Return to Home Page. Upon completing your inmate search, you can return to the main “Free Public Records Search Directory” website, by choosing “Home” or “Free Searches” located in the upper left corner of the page.

As you can see, there are a variety of links available to research jail inmate records including links to “VINElink,” a service that provides online inmate information for most states and counties.

If you want to search other types of criminal records including court records, crime statistics, or warrants, you can access the links on our main “Free Public Records Search Directory” website. You can also search other types of public records through our website and future articles will cover how to access those records as quickly and easily as possible.

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Virginia Assessor Records

February 28th, 2015 · Virginia

If you are interested in researching the assessed value of a property in Virginia, this article will provide the necessary steps to conduct your search.

Available information. There are many reasons for researching property values, depending on the Virginia county or city, assessor records generally provide the following information:

• Owner Name and Taxpayer Name (if different).
• Address and Zoning
• Physical Description of Improvements
• Sales History and Ownership Document Numbers
• Legal Description and GIS Maps
• Assessed Value of Improvements and Land

How to get started. On our “Free Public Records Search Directory” main page, click on the “Virginia” link to navigate to “Virginia Free Public Records Directory,” click on “Choose a Public Record Category” and select “Assessor and Property Tax Records.”

Search by county. On the “Virginia Assessor and Property Tax Records Directory” page, you can choose any county or city link to research. For instance, by clicking on Accomack County “Property Search” you can access a yearly land book sorted by owner name which shows the current owner of each property, assessed value and amount of property taxes. Campbell County “Property Search” link searches assessor records by parcel id, owner name, tax id, street address and property description. The search results include the square footage of the improvements, year built, number of rooms and land acreage. Also included are the land value, improvement value and total value of each property. Certain counties such as Augusta County, Caroline County, City of Covington and others also offer parcel searches through GIS maps.  Rockingham County’s “Property Search and GIS Maps” is a good example of map layers and map views available through GIS maps.

County links. To conduct additional searches by county, click on “Return to Results” in the upper right hand corner of the page to return to the main “Virginia Assessor and Property Tax Records Directory” page.  By scrolling down the page, you can click on any one of the available county and city assessor records links.

Main page links. Upon completing your search of assessor records, you can return to the “Free Public Records Search Directory” main page by choosing “Home” or “Free Searches” located in the upper left corner of the page. On the main page, you can conduct a variety of public record searches by state or type of record. A complete list of record types are located on the right side of the main page.

This article explains how to easily search assessor records for Virginia. Our December 2014 blog article entitled “Assessor and Property Tax Records Research” explains in greater detail assessor records searches by state and county. Future blog articles will provide information about other types of public records available through our “Free Public Records Search Directory.” Thank you for using our website for your research needs.

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