What is a public record, and how can I find them?

What is a public record search?

A public record is simply any document that is legally available to any member of the public. These can range from a drivers’ record to an incarceration record. While you almost certainly possess several public records attached to yourself, it’s important to know that public records are only created whenever a relevant event is recorded. You won’t have an arrest record until you’ve been arrested, for instance. However, if you’re arrested multiple times, your arrests will be recorded within the same record, rather than separately. This means that if you’re looking to find several different instances of public record, you’ll only need to access the same document.

What are the different kinds of public records?

  • Driving records
  • Arrest records
  • Criminal records
  • Incarceration records
  • Mugshots
  • Arrest Warrants
  • …and many more!

Is it legal to look up someone elses public records?

Yes. So long as you know where to look, anyones public records can be obtained legally and easily. 

How can I find a public record?

There are many different ways to locate a public record, although the easiest and fastest will be an online public records search. Through services like SpyFly, you can access billions of public records. All you need to begin searching is the name of the person you’re trying to research, and the state you believe some of their public records would have been filed from, and results should begin arriving in moments.

Not only is SpyFly faster than any other method, but it’s also available from a mobile phone. So long as you have a device that can connect to the internet, you can perform a public records check on anyone you know!

Importantly, SpyFly doesn’t provide any alerts to a search. This means that if you look up someone, SpyFly will not contact them about the search, nor will they report your information to anyone. This confidentiality lets you search people close to you without fearing embarrassment or shame.

SpyFly provides consumers affordable, immediate access to public record information. Federal laws prohibit businesses from using SpyFly’s service to make decisions about employment, insurance, consumer credit, tenant screening, or for any other purpose subject to the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 USC 1681 et seq.

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