Introduction To Public Records, Background Checks & Kiwi Searches Reports

Are you wondering how public records are recorded and compiled?
What about how background checks are ran? Or how public record directories (like Kiwi Searches!) create their reports?

Look no further!

Here’s what you need to know about public record info, background checks, and our search results:

How Are Public Records Created?

Public records are handled differently from state to state. Each state has its own set of laws regarding what information is available to the public, as well as which records are exempt from disclosure. Depending on these laws, certain records can be more difficult to obtain than others. In addition, some records, like marriage licenses in California, give individuals the option to make them public or confidential.

Where Do We Obtain Our Information?

All of the results we share in our reports are available to the public. Kiwi Searches receives data from numerous resources, including directories and databases. Each one of our reputable sources offers the most up-to-date, accurate information available. We take what we receive from each source to create one comprehensive report, with everything you need to know in one place!

How Do We Build Our Reports?

When running a background check on someone, the amount of available data can be overwhelming to comprehend and analyze. That’s why we take all of this information and organize it for you into an easy-to-read format, so you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for (in addition to whatever else you may need to know about the person, phone number, or address you’re searching).

What Type Of Information Can You Expect To Find In A Kiwi Searches Report?

Do you have more than one name? Have you lived in multiple locations? Have you ever been married, declared bankruptcy, or been arrested and/or convicted of any crimes in the past? All of these instances can be reflected on a Kiwi Searches report. Our reports also include any other publicly available information, like social media profile links, images, and more.

Our search results may include:

  • Contact information
    • Full name
    • Birthdate and current age
    • Current address
    • Previous addresses
    • Known aliases and affiliates
    • Potential and known relatives
    • Phone numbers
    • Social media profiles
    • Images
  • Mobile numbers
    • Current owner’s name
    • Previous owner names
    • Estimated location
    • Service provider
    • Type of phone line
  • Public records
    • Census information
    • Arrests
    • Convicted crimes
    • Misdemeanors
    • Felonies
    • Traffic violations
  • Properties and licenses
    • Property ownership
    • Previous owned properties
    • Concealed weapon permits
    • Professional licenses
    • Hunting licenses
    • Driver’s licenses

Have questions about any of the terms that may be found in your report? Refer to our Glossary page for definitions and descriptions, like embezzlement, public records, and vandalism.