Colorado Public Records
Search public records in Colorado for background information on people and property
Whether you're looking for information about a potential employee or researching facts on a property, you need to access Colorado Public Records. Public records are documents that have been filed or recorded by either public agencies or private individuals. Such records include birth and death records, marriage and divorce papers, criminal records, real estate documents, licenses, and so on.
Public records are held by the federal, state and local governments, who in turn determine their availability. Although the state of Colorado public records are accessible to the public, you may be expected to pay for some information; the fees will vary depending on the department and state. You can always visit state departments and offices for public records, though there's a breadth of information online. When researching public records, remember the following:
1. When doing a background check on an individual, you may want to consider a nationwide search. This will cover information, not just in your state, but in the country as a whole.
2. Make sure that the Colorado official records you get are up to date.
3. Get information from a credible source when searching Colorado public records online. You may be liable for turning someone down if you base a hiring decision on incorrect facts.
Search the State of Colorado Public Records to Get Information on Real Estate
Information on real estate is always available to the public. If you're looking for data on a particular property, such as zoning information, assessments or building requirements, you can find those on government sites, such as county offices. Additionally, you can research title and deed information, find out who owns a property and get tax information.
Consider Checking Colorado Court Records Before You Hire an Employee
As a business owner it's often a good idea to run background checks on potential new hires, especially if you're hiring someone who will be working with children or the elderly. Background checks can range from verifying a person's identity and employment potential, to a detailed account of the person's history and acquaintances. Before doing a background check, you must get permission from the individual. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) provides an Internet Criminal History Check System (ICHC) to help you obtain Colorado criminal records.
Track Down Anyone With a Colorado Vital Records Search
With the assistance of the Internet and the right data, you can track down any individual, living or deceased. If you already know the person's Social Security number, date of birth or last known address, you can use these to research vital records. Less information than that makes your search a little more difficult, but still possible. If you have less information but want to run a through search, look in to using employment screening software.
- The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act regulates how consumer credit information, such as Colorado arrest records, is collected and used by employment screening companies - not employers. The act also restricts companies from reporting on outstanding debts and other negative information after seven years, with the exception of criminal convictions.
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