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Search for a Licensed Professional

July 24th, 2014 · California, Florida, Missouri, New York, Ohio

Is there someone with a professional license that you would like to research or do you want to find a licensed professional in your area? If so, our “Professional License Records Resources” page contains a number of links for professional licenses such as accountants, architects, engineers, insurance agents, real estate agents, and more.

Our main “Professional License” page contains national links for “mortgage licensing,” “emergency medical technicians,” “brokerage firm brokers,” and others. In addition to the national links, most states offer online searches for a variety of professions. Here are some examples of available state links that you’ll find on our website.

The California Department of Consumer Affairs “license lookup” provides a search of professional licenses by company or individual, sorted by license type. On the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation “online services” website, you can search professional licenses by name, license number, city or county, or license type. Missouri Division of Professional Registration “licensee search” provides searches by county name, profession, licensee name or licensee number. New York State’s Office of Professions’ “verification searches” website is updated daily and offers searches by name, license number, permits by name and pharmacy establishments by name. On Ohio’s “Business Licenses and Permits” website, you can search a license, renew a license, or download an application for obtaining a license. These are just a few of the professional license links available on our website. 

A complete list of available records and links can be found on our “Free Public Records Search Directory” website. Our website can be searched by state, county, city or type of record including land records, laws and codes, election information, and more. Depending on the types of records that you’re researching, you may be surprised by the number of online resources available.

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Warrants and Most Wanted Persons

June 26th, 2014 · California, federal, Florida, Oregon, Washington

One of the many types of information provided by law enforcement agencies throughout the country are online links for “most wanted persons” and “warrants.”

Using our main “Warrant Records Resources” page, you can access a large number of national warrant links such as Drug Enforcement Administration’s “fugitives” website searchable by field office locations; the FBI Most Wanted “terrorists and fugitives” website; and Environmental Protection Agency’s “fugitives wanted for environmental crimes,” These are just some of the national warrant links that our website provides.

Our website also provides links to state and local municipal websites such as felony warrants, misdemeanor warrants, and non-support warrants. Some of the municipal websites include California’s Los Angeles’ Crimestoppers “most wanted and missing persons” website, Florida’s Highway Patrol “most wanted persons” including those persons wanted for identity theft, the State of Oregon Benton County “Parole and Probation Violation Absconders,” and Washington State “Child Support Fugitives” for those parents wanted for non-payment of child support.”

These links provide a valuable resource for both the public and municipal agencies by increasing the chances for apprehending persons wanted for a variety of reasons. The links can also be used for purposes of researching a neighbor, a prospective tenant, a potential employee, or to verify that an ex-spouse is listed appropriately on your state’s “child support” website. The availability and use of these types of links provides a great public service increasing the chances for apprehending potentially dangerous persons.

You can access other types of public records on our “Free Public Records Search Directory” website including such subjects as land records, property tax records, permit records, and more.

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Vehicle Safety and Recalls

May 25th, 2014 · federal

There have been a lot of news reports in the papers and on the air recently regarding vehicle safety and recalls. If you have concerns about the vehicle that you’re driving or questions about any recalls of a vehicle that you’re planning to buy, there are online resources available to help you.

Using our “Traffic Cameras and Reports Resources” website, you can access several websites provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA’s main website “safercar.gov” provides links for crash test ratings, recalls and investigations, complaints and defects, car seats, safety technologies, and tire safety.

The “crash test” site includes safety ratings for 1990 – 2010 vehicles, and 2011 and newer vehicles. You can search the safety ratings by model, class or manufacturer including the ability to compare multiple vehicles. The “search safety issues” link provides a search of recalls, investigations and complaints by year, make and model. On the “vehicle complaint” website you can file a complaint online by providing your vehicle information, incident information including date and details of incident, and personal contact information. Complaints can also be made by mail or phone. The “car seat” website includes helpful information about how to choose the right car seat, how to install the car seat properly, and the importance of registering the car seat including an online registration. NHTSA’s “safety technology” website provides information about its 5-Star Safety Ratings System and enhanced technology that’s making cars safer. The “tire safety” website provides useful tips for buying and maintaining tires including a section regarding tire recalls and complaints.

Rather than checking the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website periodically, you can sign up to receive recall notifications by email for tires, car seats, all vehicles or up to 5 specific vehicles. There are also mobile apps available to receive recall notices on your mobile phone.

Since so many of us rely on the safety of our cars, using the above links can provide valuable information to help us make informed decisions. In addition to recall information, our “Traffic” page also provides links to traffic cameras and traffic reports by state, county and city.

For other types of records, our “Free Public Records Search Directory” provides a variety of links searchable by jurisdiction or category including property tax records, land records, permit records, and more.

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