What are Public Records?
The term public record is a broad one that refers to any information that is contained within an official reporting of facts available to the general public. This information can be easily accessible, such as looking up the phone number of a listed person or a more difficult piece of information only accessible with an open-records request. In addition, while public records are frequently drawn from government records, not all government records can be made public. In fact, there are government regulations on the type of information that can be released to the public and the storage and distribution of government-held information. The government keeps public records on individuals and on business, corporate, and governmental entities. However, for most purposes, the term public record is used to refer to an individual's public record. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) governs the release of government agency public records and has helped make government records publicly available. Here are the most common public records:
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