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About New Hampshire Open Public Record

The New Hampshire Right to Know Law is a series of statutes designed to give public access to the proceedings and records of the government. The New Hampshire open records and meeting laws were enacted to make the agencies of the state open to its residents. Anyone can request records without being required to show a reason. New Hampshire also maintains an Open Meetings Law which provides access to government meetings.There are 10 counties and 234 towns and cities in New Hampshire. Concord is the state capital with Manchester having the distinction of being the most populous city in the state. It is one of the original 13 colonies of the U.S. and was admitted to the union on June 21st 1788. It was the 9th to gain statehood. It was named the Granite state due to its natural resources; however, today tourism is the leading revenue source. New Hampshire is known for having the first primary in the United States presidential election process. The Department of Safety and the Division of State Police maintain a Criminal Records Unit which processes criminal history record requests. Access New Hampshire public records through official websites containing government data and recorded documents. Request birth, death, and other vital records online. Find out how to request criminal records and judicial court case records from the state. Search New Hampshire city and county websites for information regarding government operations, public services and resources, and general community information. Learn about gender and ethnic background data of private business owners in the state. See New Hampshire census figures and general demographic information pertaining to state residents. Discover employment income information, including unemployment numbers. Find out about current state housing and real estate, property and land valuations. Discover facts about New Hampshire residents education and background histories. View crime reports and statistics for the state. Read current news reports and stories of local interest. Information on this site is continually refreshed to ensure its timeliness.
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New Hampshire Free Public Records Directory


Departments which record, maintain and provide official documents, certificates or information requested by the general public.

New Hampshire Free Court Records Search


Recent court criminal actions, civil lawsuits and bankruptcy filings.

Ask Questions, About New Hampshire

  • Where can I find in New Hampshire, contact information for a friend and whether she is alive or dead?
    You can look up relatives if you've hit a dead end. Some private companies provide an address match of the subject you're trying to search, along with a list of possible relatives. You will need to use your judgment when looking around, but, the information free and you can gather helpful information. When looking up records, the full name, including the middle name if available, is going to be an essential part of your investigation. The date of birth is helpful also which you may be able to see for free. As you go, you'll pick up more information to expand your search. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in New Hampshire, if an arrested stalker, is still in police custody?
    Try an inmate search, if the conviction was a long time ago with a sentence to a state facility, the New Hampshire Department of Corrections (DOC) Inmate Locator has a free search, there may more throughout local departments, such as Belknap county, where they have an online inmate search. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in New Hampshire, if state police conducts criminal record searches based on an arrestee's fingerprints, and do criminal reports include arrest records?
    Look up "Support Services Bureau Criminal Records Unit" and you will see information about the criminal report's coverage. The first paragraph mentions that it includes arrests and dispositions of individuals charged with a criminal offense in New Hampshire. Couldn't tell if arrests alone show up or only when they've resulted in a case and convictions, however, the webpage claims that it is the only source for an individual’s complete criminal history for all of New Hampshire. There are fingerprint based searches that can be conducted from the same webpage. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in New Hampshire, someone's arrest record?
    There are a few bits of information that is important in getting arrest reports, such as which police department made the arrest. The more you know about the arrest, the easier it will be to find out about the arrest. Did the arrest result in a conviction where it can be found in court records. Is it a recent arrest where inmate lists from individual police departments would show some details. Is the person currently in the department of correction's custody, you can use the New Hampshire DOC's inmate locator. You won't need a location as the entire state is searched at once. The only information you will need to begin is a partial first and last name. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in New Hampshire, access to requirements of the Open Records Law?
    RSA Chapter 91-A is one place to look it up, here's a link to a table of contents dealing with access to governmental records and meetings. instructions to request public records on some forms from the individual agency also will offer a good picture of what is required when making the request. You can also get information about the records open to the public directly to the department first. They're supposed to be along legal guidelines. Each can different laws applying to them. Usually it's the line between public and private records. (Staff)