What college students can get out of government documents
Finding Public Records
Search for the tool to find the record rather than searching for the specific piece of information. For example, for finding a property's tax value in Dallas, you would search "Dallas County property search" instead of searching for the specific address.
Think about what governmental agency might collect the information you are looking for and include that in your search terms.
Records are collected at different levels of government. For example, property taxes are usually collected at the county level, so the records for property tax values must be obtained from the individual county.