Viewing public records through fee-based sites
Go to the website intelius.com. The top of the page will display various columns of search options including: "Verification," "Information," "Protection" and "Business Services."
Choose from the columns of services. If you wish to run a background check on a given name, click on the ''Background Check'' option. The Background Information section will display on the middle of the page, providing text fields for ''First Name,'' ''Middle Initial,'' ''Last Name'' and ''State'' as required fields to perform a search. Click on the ''Search'' button when finished.
Browse through the search results and locate the item that best describes your search. An option to see the full report will display as a ''View Details'' button. Depending on the search you have performed, you can view the records by paying a fee that ranges from 95 cents to $50.
Viewing free public records through government agencies online
Visit the website brbpub.com. The initial page displays two columns: ''Free Resources'' and ''Professional Products.''
Browse through the options to view the free records you wish to research. If necessary, click on the ''See ALL FREE Resources'' link at the bottom of the ''Free Resources'' column.
Select from the choices provided under the various sections to begin viewing public records. The options include ''Free Government Public Record Sites,'' ''Government and Private Information Sources,'' ''Legislation Sites'' and more.