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Public Records

Public records are documents or pieces of information that are not considered confidential.

Any information, minutes, files, accounts or other records which a governmental body is required to maintain, and which must be accessible to scrutiny by the public. 

Public records are subject to inspection, examination, and copying by any member of the public.

Real property records that affect title, or ownership, of property, are filed with a recording office. An individual who files a real property record must file, that record in the county where the property is located.

In such cases, the individual must file the document where the property is located, not where the person resides.

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