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Warrants and Most Wanted Persons

September 12th, 2015 · North Carolina, states, Using Public Records

One of the many types of public records available through our “Free Public Records Search Directory” website are links to national, state, county and city warrant and most wanted persons websites. You might be surprised at the number and type of links available. The following is a sample of the available links.

Type of Warrant Links.
• National Links – ATF Wanted Persons / FBI Most Wanted / Immigration Most Wanted
• State Links – DEA Fugitives (Drug Enforcement Administration)
• County Sheriff Links – Child Support Warrants / Most Wanted Sex Offenders
• City Police Links – Most Wanted Persons / Warrants

As you can see from the above list, the type of warrants are varied and can be used for many different purposes including use by other municipalities and the general public. Having access to this type of information online can make apprehension of fugitives easier for law enforcement agencies, and provide the public a way to investigate suspicious individuals or confirm their own child support information. If you would like to search a warrants link, the following will provide step-by-step instructions.

1. Main Page. On our “Free Public Records Search Directory” website, choose “Warrants” under “Search Public Records by Type of Record.” Choosing “Warrants” will take you to our main “Warrant Records Resources” page.

2. Select State or National Link. On the “Warrant Records Resources” page, click on one of the national links for information about wanted persons or fugitives including the “FBI Most Wanted” link or the “U.S. Marshals Service – 15 Most Wanted” link. If you’re interested in state, county or city warrant links, click on the name of the state. As an example, choose “North Carolina” to access our “North Carolina Warrants Directory” page.

3. Choose Link. On the “North Carolina Warrants Directory” page, scroll to the link that you’d like to view and click on the link. The City of Burlington Police Department’s “Most Wanted Persons” website provides names of the most wanted persons, photos, last known address and charges.

4. Return to North Carolina Warrants. In order to return to the “North Carolina Warrants Directory” page, click on “North Carolina Warrants” in the upper margin of the page. Choose another link such as Catawba County “Child Support Wanted Persons” for the names, photos and amount owed by persons wanted for child support. Again, when through viewing a website, you can click on either “North Carolina Warrants” to return to the main North Carolina warrants page or “Home” located in the upper left hand corner of the page to return to the “Free Public Records Search Directory” main page.

5. Public Record Searches. On our “Free Public Records Search Directory” main page, you can search over 25 different categories of national, county and city public records. Most records are free to search with some records available through a paid service. When online access is not available, contact information is provided.

When you’re ready to get started, check out our October 2014 blog article titled – How to Use “Free Public Records Search Directory” for more step-by-step information about using our site.  We strive to provide a user friendly website to help you conduct your research as smoothly and effectively, as possible.

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What’s Your Property’s Assessed Value?

August 31st, 2015 · North Carolina, Using Public Records

Would you like to know the “assessed value” of your property? All 50 states at the county or city level assign an “assessed value” to each property in its jurisdiction for taxing purposes. Using our “Assessor and Property Tax Records Resources” website, you can access a number of online property information links offered by most counties or cities.

Type of information available. Some of the property information available includes but is not limited to:
• Current Owner Name
• Address of Property
• Physical Description of Property
• Legal Description of Property
• Sales History
• Photos, Parcel Maps and Interactive GIS Maps
• Document Recording Information

Ways to use information. If you’re planning to sell your property anytime soon, you can compare your assessed value with the value of a comparable property in order to get a sense of the current market value for your own property. Not only can you research values but also ownership of the house down the street, the sales history of a potential purchase or find historic photos and maps of your own property.

How to get started. Using our “Free Public Records Search Directory” website, choose “Assessor and Property Tax Records” under the “Type of Record” heading. On the main “Assessor and Property Tax Records Resources” page, you can click on the name of a state to research. North Carolina counties have a number of helpful links so click on North Carolina, as an example, to access the “North Carolina Assessor and Property Tax Records Directory.”

Choose a link. Scroll to a specific link and click on the link, such as Alamance County “Property Search.” You can search property by owner name, location address, parcel account number or North Carolina state id map number. After entering the information, such as owner name, click the search button.

Research results. The Alamance County search results include all of the properties meeting your search criteria including parcel id, owner name, location address, and owner account number. Upon clicking on a specific property, additional information provided includes the assessed value, name of grantor, sale date, sales price and document book and page number.

Return to results page. In order to return to the “North Carolina Assessor and Property Tax Records Directory” page, click on “Return to Results” located in the upper right hand corner. On the main page, you can choose another link to search. Alexander County has a great website “GIS/Real Estate Maps” which provides regional property searches using GIS maps. Searches can be done by owner name, pin number or parcel id for the following counties: Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Iredell and Lincoln. This website offers the benefit of using just one site rather than six county sites for the same information.

Main “Free Public Records Search Directory” website. When done with your search, click on “Home” in the upper left hand corner to return to our main “Free Public Records Search Directory” website. On this page, you can choose from a variety of public records to research including land records and deeds, laws and codes, birth and death records, GIS maps, and more.

We’re certain that this article will provide you with helpful information to get you started on your research no matter which state or type of record. Be sure to check our blog archives for past articles and watch for future articles about using our website for your research needs.

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Get Your Marriage License!

July 31st, 2015 · New York, Pennsylvania

Since the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states, a number of couples will need to apply for a marriage license.  If you’re one of those couples, you can use our website to research where to apply, the license fee, whether there is a waiting period, what identification is required, and more, including Judge performed ceremonies, available in certain states.

If you are planning your wedding, be sure to apply for your marriage license early.  Many states require you to be a resident in the county where the ceremony will be held.  Other states such as Hawaii and Las Vegas don’t have resident requirements but may have waiting periods.  Generally, marriage licenses are obtained from county offices.  Many counties offer online information in order to simplify the process including online marriage license applications and worksheets.

1.  To get started.  On our main “Free Public Records Search Directory” page, choose “Marriage Records” under “Search Public Records by Type of Record.”

2. Choose your state. On our “Marriage Records Resources” page, you can access marriage license procedures and marriage license contact information for each county in all 50 states.  Let’s choose Pennsylvania, as an example.  Click on “Pennsylvania” for the “Pennsylvania Marriage Records Directory” main page.

3. Choose a county or city.  On this page, click on Allegheny County “Marriage Licenses.”  On the county’s website, you can access an online “marriage license application.”  Once the application has been completed and emailed to the Allegheny County Marriage License Bureau, both parties must appear together in person to finalize the application.  There is a three day waiting period and the license must be used within sixty days.  The website provides detailed step-by-step instructions.

4. Return to “Pennsylvania Marriage Records Directory” page. When you’ve finished reviewing a specific county link, click on “Return to Results” located in the upper right hand corner.  This will return to “Pennsylvania Marriage Records Directory” page in order to research other county marriage license links.

5. Return to main “Free Public Records Search Directory” page. When you have completed your marriage license research for a specific state, you can click on “Home” in the upper left hand corner.  On this page, “Free Public Records Search Directory,” you’ll have the option to conduct other types of research by state or type of record or continue your marriage license research for another state.

6. Choose another state.   For instance, click on “Marriage Licenses” and then “New York” to access the New York County “Marriage Licenses” link for information about obtaining a marriage license in New York City including a new FAQ page for same-sex couples.  Click on “Return to Results” to return to the main “New York Marriage Records Directory” page.

7. Access other record types.  Click on “Home” in the upper left hand corner, to return to the main “Free Public Records Search Directory” page. Click on the type of record or a specific state in order to access other available public record links including birth records and divorce records, which you may need in order to apply for your marriage license.

Using the above easy to follow instructions, research your state marriage license requirements so that you can obtain your marriage license smoothly and in plenty of time for your upcoming wedding!

Please check out our past blog articles and watch for future articles for detailed instructions about using our website to research a variety of subjects and public records.




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