Are Bankruptcies Public Records?

Answer When you file for bankruptcy, you file formal documents with the government. This paperwork then becomes a matter of public record, which means that bankruptcy becomes a matter of public informatio... Read More »

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Are all Tennessee government agencies required to comply with open records or public records?

In general, all government agencies in Tennessee must comply with the Open Records Act. However, there are exceptions. For instance, according to an opinion issued by Tennessee's Office of Open Rec... Read More »

Are birth records public records?

For many states, including Florida, California, New York, Alabama and Connecticut, birth records less than 100 years old are not a matter of public record. Access to them is restricted to a few ind... Read More »

Are marriage records public records?

Public records fall under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and each state has its own FOIA version of what records are public in that state. Many states like Washington include marriage recor... Read More »

Are tax records public?

In the USA, federal tax records are public. But exceptions exist for sensitive information. The law governing public tax records is the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Records may be obtained fo... Read More »