Guides to Public Records
- Business Records Search
A searchable database of the business records maintained the Business Division of the Colorado Secretary of State's Office. Includes images of filings. Use this database to search by business name, trade name, trademark, registered agent, reserved name holder, reserved name holder, trade name registrant, trademark registrant, or filing date for companies registered with the Colorado Secretary of State.
- Division of Registrations: Automated Licensure Information
Search for information about individuals and companies licensed by the Division, which regulates licensing in Colorado for a large variety of professional fields (select from the "Licensing Board" field on this web page).
- TRACER (Transparency in Contribution and Expenditure Reporting)
This database allows you to search by contributor, candidate, committee, registered agent or contact, and contributions and expenditures. You can also search electioneering records, examine political race history, and view images of manual filings.
- Bureau of Land
Management General Land Office Records
Offers access to official federal land records, federal land patents, federal land status records, and federal survey plats and field notes.
- Internal Revenue Service (IRS): Political
Organizations and Disclosure
Under PL 106-230, political organizations must file an initial notice with the IRS, periodic reports on contributors and expenditures, and modified annual returns. This IRS site provides basic information about organizations and, in some cases, copies of their filings.
- Privacy Act Issuances, 1995-2005
Describes how specific federal agencies keep records on individuals and which rules agencies follow to meet information requests for their records.
- U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Geographic Names Information System
Indicates the federally recognized names of geographic features and defines features by state, county, USGS topographic map, and geographic coordinates.GNIS is the federal and national standard for geographic nomenclature.
Filings Databases (LLRX.com)
Provides annotated links to business filings by state.
- Farm Subsidy Database
"The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) requires U.S. employers to file annual reports on their employee pension plans and health/welfare plans with the Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service." Use this service to find and view 5,500 filings, 11k filings, public pension funds, and terminating pension plans. The site also provides access to a list of collective bargaining agreements, a register of labor unions, and other information. This free service requires registration for use.
Public Are Public Records? (Internet for Lawyers)
Provides strategies and recommended web sites for finding public records.
- National Association of Counties
Provides information on counties, including codes and ordinances as well links to county resources.
- Open Government Guide (Reporters
Committee for Freedom of the Press)
A comprehensive guide to public records and open meetings laws by state. Includes citations to state statutes and case law.
- Portico (University of Virginia's
A collection of links to publicly available information. The Personal Property section of the site provides links to online property, aircraft registration, and other personal-asset databases.
A collection of links to organizations, courthouses, locator databases, public records, state licensing agencies, telephone and e-mail directories, unclaimed property, and state parole boards.
Numerous sources of information on public records are available in the collection.
Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:
|Electronic Resources||Print and Electronic Resources|
|public records||public records|
|business records||business records|
|"public records" and access||"public records" and access|
(government publications only)
The * replaces up to five characters in a word.