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What is the registration process? Top Of Page

You do not need to be a member to run a search with PublicRecordsNOW!

Are there cookies used with your web site? Top Of Page

Yes. Employing cookies is necessary for PublicRecordsNOW to complete any transaction. Cookies can help us detect potential fraud or misuse of our system. Cookies also allow us to store your user-ID during your visit to keep track of reports you have ordered or any updates to those reports so that we can better assist your needs.

What are the privacy policies on your web site? Top Of Page

Visit Terms and Conditions for specific information regarding our privacy policy.

How can I remove myself from your database? Top Of Page

PublicRecordsNOW values your privacy and if requested, can block your records from being shown in many, BUT NOT ALL, of our search results. If you would like some information blocked, please click the link below:

Is my personal information added to your database by your web site?Top Of Page

No. Our web site requires personal information for billing purposes only. To complete your registration with us, you will be required to provide payment information, which includes your credit card number and expiration date. This information will only be used to complete a transaction and will never be added to our public records databases.

What exactly is a Secure Server? Top Of Page

A secure server is a system that uses methods of encrypting the data passed between your computer and our"s. It prevents your credit card and personal user information from being intercepted and abused by unauthorized entities on the internet.

What kind of information does your web site collect on me?Top Of Page

By registering with our web site, you will be asked for your name, address, and similar information. PublicRecordsNOW only collects personally identifiable information with your consent.

What exactly is an Advanced Background Report?Top Of Page

An Advanced Background Report is a single comprehensive report that can be run on virtually any individual found in our database. When you run a name, address, or phone search, click one of the returned names to view the details for that person. An Advanced Background Report search over 10 billion records and automatically cross references the results to create a single easy-to-read document.

Where does your data come from? Top Of Page

Our records come from databases that are compiled by various public offices and agencies with the intent and purpose of being made available for the public.

What types of searches are available on your web site? Top Of Page

Our web site offers name and address records, phone records, marriage records, divorce records, real property records, bankruptcy/tax lien/civil judgment records, and criminal records. If we do not have what you are looking for, please check back in the future because we are constantly updating our data and adding new public record sources.

What criteria should be used when searching your web site? Top Of Page

Our public records databases contain over 10 billion records from a wide variety of public record sources. There are multiple ways our databases can be searched. Search criteria can include:

  1. Name
  2. Data of birth or age
  3. House Number
  4. Street Name
  5. City
  6. State
  7. Zip code
  8. Phone number

We encourage you to experiment by running multiple searches with different combinations of search criteria. The records in our database come from many public record sources and an individual's name could be spelled differently in seperate databases.

Will your website offer searches for me if I would like to look up an old friend? Top Of Page

PublicRecordsNOW is the most powerful, automated, self-service, public record retrieval system on the web. Our system is self-serve, and we don't currently have support staff available to run searches for you.

Why are there old addresses listed when I look myself up on your web site? Top Of Page

We provide records dating back from the early 1980s to the present. The database contains long address histories on some individuals, which may be why an old address is showing up in your search results. Your current address is most likely in the database, but not being returned in your result set.

Why was my name and address out of date when I looked up myself on your web site? Top Of Page

Our database contains over 10 billion records. When you consider there are approximately 330 million people in the United States, this means there are about 30 records for every person. Records are never deleted from our database and are continually added. Every time an individual moves and a new address is reported, it is added to the database. The old address remains in the database as well. We have records dating back to the early 1980s which equates to over 40 years of address history for some individuals. When you receive your results, be away that you may receive more than one historical record for your individual.

Is there a way to search a Social Security number? Top Of Page

Social Security numbers are considered "personal identifiers" and are not contained in our database results or query screens (excluding death searches).

How can I look up an e-mail address? Top Of Page

We de not currently offer the ability to search by e-mail address.

Can I look up someone by their maiden name? Top Of Page

Finding someone by using only their maiden name can be difficult. We recommend performing a name search using her maiden name to uncover her previous addresses. Performing an address search on each previous address will generate a list of individuals who have resided at the addresses over the years. This list may include your search subject with a married name. Once you find a married name, perform a name search using that name to uncover her most current address. Another alternative is to run a comprehensive background check after locating your subject in our database by clicking on a name in the results.

Is there a way to contact someone once I have found them on your web site? Top Of Page

PublicRecordsNOW is a great tool for locating lost friends and classmates, but it does not give our users the ability to directly contact individuals listed in the database. We encourage you to contact an individual fround in the database by using standard mail or a phone number, both of which we can provide.