There’s lots of sites for accessing public records online, but this one is specially fast and accurate. NETROnline.com brings together four different search tools in the same site: “Public Records Online”, “Property Data Store”, “Historic Aerials” and “Environmental Data”. Each one of these lets you sift through records both by name and by year, and also by area. Plus, the homepage includes a “Search For Foreclosures” tool that lets you find nearby property for sale just by supplying your ZIP code.
The Public Records Online Directory is probably the one that will see the most usage – it lets you find just everything about any person in the US. His address, his phone number, his marital status… you can even run a full criminal background check, and learn if that person you’re thinking of hiring is as trustworthy as he claims to be.
Couple that information with the one you can get on the provided Property Data Store, and it’s very easy to know who any person is and what he’s been up to for the last couple of years. That part of the site gives you ready access to property reports, document images, parcel maps and ownership & encumbrance reports. All in all, you’ll be given an excellent overview of any person’s transactions over time.
And something that’s really good is that when you’re looking for historic aerials you are given the chance to discuss results with others. You can post comments on the forums that are provided, and ask people who are more knowledgeable than you just anything you want about the featured aerials.