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A variety of public records are available through the agencies and bureaus of Washington D.C.  These records are maintained through the courthouses and many are available through digital download online.  You may be able to obtain public records including land records, UCC records, criminal records, vital records and background history records.  These records are typically filed with the court clerk or the Secretary of State.

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District of Columbia
Capital of the United States of America

States Adjacent to Washington DC: Virginia, Maryland


Population: 843,524 (2005 American Community Survey - US Census)

Washington, D.C. is named after George Washington, the first President of the United States and the leader of the American Revolution.  Columbia refers to Christopher Columbus.


District of Columbia Links
District of Columbia - Search the Real Property Tax Database through the Office of Tax and Revenue.

Metropolitan Police Department - Search the Washington D.C. Sex Offender Registry.

Washington DC Online Public Records - Search the Online Public Records search, which includes all records that have been cashiered and are available within seconds of the completion of the cashiering process.

DC Board of Elections and Ethics - Search the voter registration record through the Board of Elections and Ethics.

Washington DC Department of Corrections - Search the Most Wanted database of the DC Department of Corrections, complete with photos and information.

District of Columbia Division of Motor Vehicles - Duplicate Driver's License Information for people who reside in Washington D.C.

District of Columbia Driver's Record - Instructions for requesting certified copies of driver's records for 3, 5 or 10 years.

DC Motor Vehicles - Ticket payments and hearings.  Information on paying parking tickets, minor moving violation tickets and photo enforcement tickets.

Washington D.C. Motor Vehicles - Vehicle registration information and instructions for vehicle registration renewals.

Washington D.C. Department of Health - Locate information on how to obtain birth certificates, death certificate and fees. 


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Washington D.C. Vital Records
Information on where to write for vital records, including birth, death, marriage certificates, and divorce decrees.
  Washington D.C. Criminal Records
Learn where to find criminal records. Browse records for access to every county.
Washington D.C. Court Records
With court records you may find information on land ownership, taxes, adoption, naturalization, and more.
  Washington D.C. Adoption Records
Find out where to write and who to contact when in search of adoption records.
Washington D.C. Land Records - This link will take you to the Washington D.C. Land Records section of a separate site, the Land Records Research Directory.

Washington D.C. Public Record Search

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