The Public Record Research System (PRRS)


Do you make key business decisions that involve public records?   The Public Record Research System (PRRS) is the most up-to-date and comprehensive public record source tool available. PRRS enables you to quickly reach government agencies and institutions that house public records.

PRRS is an ideal tool for pre-employment screening, background investigations, legal research and other professional investigations.


PRRS Includes 28,000+ Agencies:

  • Agency Facts: office hour; time zone; web sites, types of records held.
    Search and Access Facts: all methods of access; indexing; search requirements; have far back records are kept and available, online availability with comments on accuracy; when public access terminals are onsite; turnaround times.
  • Privacy Facts: restrictions imposed on searchers or types of searchers; if signed releases or notarized statements are required; when records are redacted.
  • All Fees: access, copy; certification; expedited; if credit cards are accepted; if personal or business checks accepted.
  • Searching Tips and Idiosyncrasies: inside information on what you need to know about a particular agency holding records
  • Plus Much More!


PRRS is the Direct Connect to these Seven Comprehensive BRB Databases:


1. County and Local Courts (12,542)

  • 75% of criminal and civil courts provide online access to an historical docket index - but how good are these sites? PRRS includes analyzation of all state online judicial systems; if statewide, if on-site equivalent; all access methods.
  • Nearly 80% of the courts now offer an onsite public access terminal (PAT). PRRS tells you which ones provide identifiers.
  • Know which courts will or will not perform a clerk name search.
  • Besides criminal and civil, find out about probate, eviction, small claims, traffic, town infractions, and family court records, etc. - and more!


2.  Federal Courts

  • The counties assigned to each Federal Court - or when not assigned
  • How to obtain online records
  • All about Multi-Voice Case Information Systems (VCIS & McVCIS), Electronic Case Files (CFE), and Federal Record Centers, EDGAR, etc. - and more!


3.  Local Recorder and Assessor Offices

  • Which agencies provide online document images
  • When you need to hire your own onsite retriever
  • Direct phone lines to county/city/parish agencies, etc. - and more!


4.  State Agencies with Public Records

  • Permit purchase of databases or customized lists
  • Offer online access to records
  • Offer record access by phone
  • Require a signed release, offer expedited services, accept business checks, permit requesters to set up an account, etc. - and more!


5.  8,407 Occupational Licensing Boards

  • 5,466 Web sites with credential lookups by name
  • Direct phone lines for license status to complaints, violations, or disciplinary actions


6.  Accredited Colleges and Universities

  • Federal School Number
  • Degree level offered
  • How to verify a student’s degree, including if a National Student Clearinghouse school
  • 900+ Diploma Mills are listed
  • Over 1,000 referrals to name changes and closed schools going back 20 years


7.  The County Locator

  • Identifies the correct county location for 159,000 ZIP Code and place/city name combinations
  • Identifies 9,000+ ZIPs that cross county lines 
  • Includes The Adjoining County Locator which lists adjoining counties plus population figures


Subscription Pricing

$129.00 Annual Subscription  

This flat rate is for unlimited access. Share the company log-in/password with others. You can have two users logged into PRRS simultaneously. Additional user programs are available for enterprise accounts - call 1-800-929-3811.

$11.95 Monthly Billing Option  

Subscription fee is automatically charged on your credit card each month. Cancel at any time.

$12.95 One Month Service Option

Great for special projects.


Ala Carte is Also Available

Pick an individual database, choose an annual or monthly subscription:

  • County Courts - $59 annual or $6.95 per month.
  • County Recorders and Assessors - $29.00 annual or $2.95 monthly.
  • State Agencies and State Occupational Licensing Boards - $29.00 annual or $2.95 monthly.
  • Federal Courts - $29.00 annual or $2.95 monthly.
  • Colleges and Universities - $39.00 annual or $3.95 monthly.
  • The Ultimate County Locator - $29.00 annual or $2.95 monthly.


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