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The Public Record Retriever Network

Welcome to the home page of PRRN—the Public Record Retrieval Network!

Simply put, PRRN Members are professionals who access government records on-site at local, federal, and state courts or recorder's offices, to do name searches and/or obtain copies of file documents. PRRN Members are often hired to assist with the pre-employment screening, investigations, lending, litigation, or legal compliance.

As recognized leaders in local public record searching and document retrieval, PRRN Members agree to follow the highest ethical standards of professional conduct for local searching and document retrieval procedures as well as in all their dealings with other members and clients. With nearly 500 members in 48 states, PRRN is one of the largest U.S. trade groups representing professionals in the public records industry.

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Use the Link Below to Find a 2016 PRRN Member By Location

Click on the link to choose a county and state to find a local PRRN Member. You can also search by the company name.


Jurisdiction Alert

August 15, 2016 - Santa Clara Court Employees Return to Work

The nearly 300 working in Santa Clara's 11 courts returned to work on Monday August 15 after 8 days of striking. The work force union reached an agreeable resolution that includes wage increases - which was the basis of the strike.

August 04, 2016 - Santa Clara CA - County Court Employees In 2nd Day of Strike

At least 280 Santa Clara court employees are on strike. The strike by court workers began Wednesday, a move that postponed all but essential hearings, closed clerk's offices and sent hundreds of prospective jurors home.

May 29, 2016 - Jasper County TX Criminal Records

The Jasper County Clerk's Office will no longer provide criminal searches. There is a public terminal onsite, so in-person researchers have access to the record index. The County Clerk is promoting the use of the TX DPS, a non-compliant database if used for FCRA purposes.

April 08, 2016 - Certain Vermont Courts

A policy change is forthcoming regarding criminal name searches at VT Courts that do not have a public access terminal. The new will policy require the court to waive the $30.00 search fee if a name and DOB are submitted in person. Fee is still applicable if requested by mail.