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The following is a brief description of some of the more commonly used records available from the State of Florida.


AUTOMOBILE DEALER LICENSING RECORDS
Information on new and used auto dealerships in Florida. Includes previous employment of owners, personal and business references, all business locations of dealership, complaints and results.


BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION RECORDS
Regulated businesses include hotels and motels, restaurants, liquor licensees, lottery vendors and pari-mutuel wagering establishments. Detailed background information about owners is often available through these files.

If subject is employed in a regulated profession, records show home address and date of issue/renewal of license. Further information is available by obtaining hard copy of license application: date of birth, Social Security number, education, place of birth.

Regulated professions include: accountants, acupuncturists, architects, barbers, boat pilots, chiropractors, condo/timeshare salespersons, contractors (air conditioning, electrical, general residential building, mechanical, plumbing, roofing, sheet metal, solar, swimming pool, underground utilities), cosmetologists, dentists, emergency clinicians, engineers, financial advisers, firearms instructors, funeral directors, insurance agents, judges, land surveyors, landscape architects, law enforcement officers, lobbyists, massage therapists, medical examiners, naturopaths, nurses, nursing home personnel/administrators, opticians, optometrists, osteopaths, pharmacists, physicians, podiatrists, polygraph examiners, private investigators, psychologists, real estate agents, securities brokers, security guards, state employees, stock brokers, teachers, veterinarians, x-ray technicians.

CORPORATION RECORDS
Name and address of corporation, charter number, date filed, status, names and addresses of principals, registered agent. Can also search by officer name. Hard copies of articles of incorporation and other documents are available and we can file documents on your behalf. Also, fictitious name filings, statewide; can be searched by the fictitious name or by the owner's name.

UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE (UCC) FILINGS
Can perform searches and file UCCs.

Criminal Records

FDLE CRIMINAL RECORD
Shows full name, date of birth, Social Security number, address, description, aliases, date and nature of charge; sometimes shows disposition. Information obtained from Florida Department of Law Enforcement Crime Information Computer.

INMATE RECORDS
Details of incarceration and release; limited information regarding parole is available. Photographs of currently incarcerated inmates are available.

SUPERVISED OFFENDERS
Details of offenses, current status of supervision and supervisory office information are available. Photographs of previously incarcerated inmates may be available.

Driving Records

DRIVER LICENSE RECORD
Printout - shows full name, date of birth, Social Security number if given, address, sex, race if given, height, violations and chargeable crashes. We have the capability to search by name without complete identifying information and also can search strictly by Social Security number or address. Historical alpha records are available back to 1988.

DRIVER LICENSE APPLICATION
Shows signature, any infirmities, previous state of licensure if applicable. Parental consent form may reflect driver's parent's name.

TRAFFIC TICKET
The driver's address and vehicle description are listed. Records at state level date back three years.

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT SEARCH
Driver, owner and passengers of the vehicle are cross-referenced by name. Shows injuries, addresses, insurance carrier, circumstances, charges and whether blood alcohol test was administered.

TRAFFIC HOMICIDE REPORT
Completed for all traffic fatalities investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol. Gives detailed information about the accident, cause, circumstances, activities prior to accident, any blood alcohol results. Often includes results of autopsy, if done. Official photos of accident scene are available.

Vehicle Records


VEHICLE REGISTRATION RECORD
Includes automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, mobile homes and trailers. Shows date registered, address, make, model, VIN, title number, tag number, title issue date, lien holder. Can search by tag, VIN, name or title number, address, as well as partial VINs and tags. Records by name are updated regularly and archives are available as far back as April 1988.

VEHICLE TITLE HISTORY RECORD
Shows all owners of a specific vehicle, date of sale, selling price and signatures. Useful to determine owner on a specific date.

BOAT OWNERSHIP RECORDS
Shows name and address of owner, make, length, registration number, title number and issue date. These records can be checked by owner's name, FL registration number, hull number or by address.

Workers Compensation Records

WORKER'S COMPENSATION CLAIM RECORDS
Due to existing laws and regulations, the correct spelling of the subject's first and last name, as well as his Social Security number, are necessary in order to ensure an accurate search. Shows date of accident, employer's insurance carrier and type of injury. Records date from 1968 to present. Copies of claim files can be obtained on request. Documents of a medical nature are not available without authorization. Files are destroyed after two years of inactivity; in this case you can sometimes obtain them directly from the insurance carrier.

EMPLOYER CLAIM RECORDS
Records can be obtained listing all worker's compensation claims filed against a specific employer.

Other Records

STATE FIRE MARSHAL'S REPORT
Investigative report including nature and causes of fire, names and addresses of witnesses, charges, etc.

STATEWIDE PROPERTY TAX RECORDS INDEX
Alphabetical by owner's name anywhere in Florida. Shows owner's mailing address, property location, parcel number, OR book and page number, type of property, date of sale, purchase price, homestead exemption, tax assessment value. Records are updated annually and may be somewhat dated at time of search. Archives available back to 1986. Searches by address are also available on a limited basis.

OUT-OF-STATE RECORDS
Many of the listed records are also available from contacts established throughout the United States.

COMPUTER DATABASES
We have on-line access to a wide variety of nationwide databases containing a wealth of information for locating individuals, as well as determining background. Call us for knowledgeable, thorough database research on your next case.

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