Washington D.C. State Records mission is to grant every person the right to detect, obtain, preview and examine public records, thus enabling residents of Washington D.C. access in accordance with applicable federal laws.
The main goal is to enable all members of the general public the right to access Washington D.C. public records easily, efficiently and concisely, without the requester having to specify a “need to know” or reveal any sensitive personal information unless the law has expressively stated otherwise.
Washington D.C. State Records provides information about the following subjects: Criminal Records, Court Records, and Vital Records. This summing of the information in the number of over 6 million proper public records provides an organized way to pursue and access publicly available information among a lawful, controlled and organized environment.
Washington D.C. public records began being created from as far back as the year of 1830. With the proliferation of digital records, a process that began about 30 years ago, records are increasingly available online through governmental and third party websites. This helps to ensure that Washington D.C. abides by the commitment of the United States of American to remain a “fair and just” society for all.