Definitions for "Public Records"
Information that is available to any member of the public. Public records like a bankruptcy, tax lien, foreclosure, court judgment or overdue child support harm your credit report and credit score significantly. Click here to check your credit report for public records.
Another terrific source of information tapped into on a regular basis by the debt collection community, in an attempt to gain insight into a debtor's activities or current location. Favorite records to be studied by the debt collectors: Divorce records, property records, tax information and motor vehicle records.
Usually at a county level, the records of all documents which are necessary to give notice.
Material which is generally accessible to researchers, often on the production of a reader's ticket, in a particular repository.