public record

public record
public record n: a record required by law to be made and kept:
a: a record made by a public officer or a government agency in the course of the performance of a duty
b: a record filed in a public office
◇ Public records are subject to inspection, examination, and copying by any member of the public.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

public record
Documents filed in government offices that are open to the public for examination, such as records of real estate transactions.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

public record
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.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

public record
   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. This includes the files of most legal actions. A court will take "judicial notice" of a public record (including hearsay in the record) introduced as evidence. For example: a recorded deed to show transfer of title or a criminal judgment are both public records.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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