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 Rhode Island State Records mission is to grant every person the right to detect, obtain, preview and examine public records, ensuring residents of the state of Rhode Island is provided access in accordance with the Rhode Island Freedom of Information Act, which states that all public records shall be opened for inspection by any person:

The main goal is to enable all members of the general public the right to access Rhode Island state public records easily, efficiently and concisely, without the requester having to specify a “need to know,” unless the legislature has expressively stated otherwise.

Rhode Island State Records grants information about the following subjects: Criminal Records, Court Records, Vital Records and State Background Checks, including the number of over 9,5 million proper public records.

The search functionality granted in this portal enables the information requested to be presented immediately and accurately. Rhode Island public records offer access to information dating as far back as the year 1846 and includes records from5 of counties, thereby ensuring Rhode Island abides by the commitment of the United States of America to remain a “fair and just” society for all.