Instant Access to Rhode Island State, County and Municipal Records

"Publicly available records are a fundamental guarantee of our Freedoms & Democracy."
William Ratcher - Founder of

Rhode Island Public Records

The mission of this website is provide all Rhode Island citizens with the right to obtain, preview, and examine public records. This ensures that these residents are given access to such information, which is in accordance with the Rhode Island Freedom of Information Act. This law specifies that all government information and records are presumed accessible to the public: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

This website ensures that all members of the general public have the right to access Rhode Island state public records, without requiring a party to specify a reason for needing the information, or revealing any personal information providing that said record is not confidential by law or court order.

The information documented on this website includes Criminal Records, Court Records, Vital Records and State Background Checks; including over 9.5 million transparent public records.

This website features a search function to aid Rhode Island citizens with the ability to locate information, which will presented accurately and immediately. These records are gathered starting in the year 1846, and covers all 5 counties in Rhode Island . This allows Rhode Island citizens to abide by the commitment of the United States of America to remain a “fair and just” society for all.