How To Correct Incorrect Public Records

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How To Correct Incorrect Public Records

If you’re wondering how to correct incorrect public records that are incorrect you’re not alone. Many public records contain errors. These can be simple misspellings, wrong address or phone numbers or incorrect criminal, court, civil or driving records. Many times if you’ve already corrected an issue it will take up to several weeks to months to have this reflected online. This is because online public record repositories update their information a different rates. You can also contact the individual repositories to have your information changed but since there are a lot of them out there it will be difficult to sniff them all out to make the necessary changes. The best practice is to make the changes with the relevant public records office and wait until the corrections are updated in the system. Learning how to correct incorrect public records is a process. Knowing what agency to contact is the first step … see below for more helpful information.

Fixing Mistakes on Public Records

  1. First find the public record that has an error
  2. Visit the relevant city/town public records clerk ( ie. DMV, Courthouse, Police Dept., etc.. ) that is in charge of the public records and bring in all available information to change the errant information. You want to make sure you bring in multiple forms of identification ( ie. Driver’s license, utility bill, marriage certificate, other bills you receive in your name )
  3. Fill out the germane form and submit it to correct the error.
  4. Check in regularly to see if the information was updated correctly. This may take several weeks so be patient. You can use online public record repositories ( ie. SearchQuarry.com ) to verify the information in your public record is accurate.

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How To Correct Incorrect Public Records

40 responses to “How To Correct Incorrect Public Records

  1. Public records has my wrong number as 6194659365 that’s the wrong number
    Dorothy e. Robinette right number 6198447119 is the correct number now nobody is helping me fix this issue and I can’t help my daughter out cause no one can validate my ph ok NE number as me!!!! I’m in tears and at a loss for words
    …how can public records update and correct my phone number that is wrong in their system I’m seriously just beside myself….

    1. Hello Dorothy,

      I understand your frustration and we can certainly update your phone number in our database however these records are probably listed in other public records as well. I would contact your phone provider and make sure that your number is updated in their directories and listings. It sometimes takes a while, several months, for public records to be updated. I will have our support team update your phone number in our database. Thanks for reaching out on how to correct incorrect public records.

      Best Regards,

      The Search Quarry Team

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      1. Your input is appreciated. There are many ways to correct incorrect public records, some of the time it’s best practice to hire someone to help out with this

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  2. Please I need to update my public records my name is Eric Williams my number is currently listed as 8454016927 it should be 7702848181

    1. Hello Eric,

      I can have your information updated in our database to correct your incorrect public record. I would also make sure that the phone company is advised of this as well. Please reach out if there is any additional public record information that we can assist you with. I have added some links below to the major cellular carriers to help you out with this.

      https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/how-to-change-phone-number-video/
      https://support.sprint.com/support/article/Change-your-phone-number-on-sprintcom/case-ib376964-20090701-102238?INTNAV=SU:AL:MVT
      https://www.att.com/esupport/article.html#!/wireless/KM1011568
      https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-2862

      Best Regards,

      The Search Quarry Team

  3. Hello my name is kaream jackson and my phone number is not correct on my credit report. Ive called the CRAs and still nothing. My correct phone number is 678-727-8306 they have 313-279-7219. Now because of this error i can not use any of my available credit etc. Please help me i have Verizon as well and their no help!

    1. Hello Kaream,

      I understand your dilemma but unfortunately we are not FCRA certified and have no control of what is on your credit report. I would keep following up with the relevant Credit Reporting Agencies. This being said I did some research for you and included a link below to Experian where you can change your phone number on your credit report.

      http://www.experian.com/blogs/ask-experian/updating-the-phone-number-on-your-credit-report/

      Best Regards,

      The Search Quarry Team

  4. My name is Michael J Adams my public records say that I have lived in places that I have not lived and have a list of family members that do not belong to me. For 20 years people call me all the time. Year after year, day after day etc.etc.etc continuing to call me looking for a man called Peter Adams. They say I must know him. He is not a family member and I never have known him.. I have told these people (collection agencies) thousands of times yet they get angry at me and never stop calling me. I work nights and they call me and wake me up all the time. Cell phones don’t work where I live so I keep my phone. Please help me. Sometimes I think suicide is the only way to get them to stop, Yet I fear these people will follow me to Hell and when I find a cold place in hell they will strap on their ice skates and horas me for eternity skating around me screaming “Peter, Peter Peter Peter.” How do I get these places that I have not lived ( Like States I’ve never been to.) and these people I dont know off my public records.

    1. Hello Michael,

      I understand your frustration and would like to help. This is a common problem for people that have common names, with the same middle initial. There are a couple scenarios I would like to share with you.

      1). If you see a public record with relatives and addresses that are not familiar than it might be another Michael J. Adams. In this case there is not much you can do because those records are not your public records, hence we won’t be able to fix the record in our database.

      2). The second scenario is if you see a public record that you know is yours and there is also relatives and/or address information that is not yours. If this is the case we can correct the record in our database. That being said, you will want to contact the large U.S. data providers as they will potentially have these incorrect public records also. I have provided some useful links below to help you correct your incorrect public records.

      http://www.experian.com/consumer-information/public-records.html
      http://www.tlo.com/searches-and-reports

      Best Regards,

      The Search Quarry Team

  5. How do you remove / update ‘relatives’ ?
    There are people I’ve never been associated with somehow showing as a ‘relative’ and I need it corrected immediately. Not sure who to contact. Really appreciate your help with a resultion. Thank you

    1. AnKan,

      We can certainly help you modify you public record in our database. Can you provide us with your full name, age and residence as well as the relative that you would like to be removed from your public record.

        1. This will be a long and difficult process if you’re attempting to remove relatives from your public record. You will want to contact the relevant county, state and federal agency that manages those specific public records and submit a request to have those records augmented. Unfortunately we cannot assist you with that directly as we do not have an affiliation with any government agency. We merely report what information was collected, and published as public record, by the various agencies. If you can be more specific as to what type of public record you are attempting to correct we can help to point you in the right direction.

  6. My name is Thomas Coleman and my phone number is listed as 501-297-3347 but that is not my number it is 501-777-7973.

    1. Thomas,

      We will have this modified in our member’s area for you. I have forwarded this information to our support team. You might also want to check other public phone number databases as we get our information from the same places they do.

  7. My name is Helen G.Peterson and I have a real problem. Not only do I have a person listed in my records that I do not know but also all of his family.The second problem is that there is about 6 residents that I personally have never resided at and accord to the recoorder I live in two different places at the same time. Most of residences belong to my ex husband and not myself. How do I remove all of these mistakes.

    1. Hello Helen,

      Removing all of these mistakes is certainly tricky. You will need to get to the bottom of this issue and find out which agency is reporting these mistakes.

      1. Experian provides and distributes many of the public records that third party information providers will show in their records.

      2. LexisNexis is also a primary information provider whom you can contact in order to correct your public records.

      3. You may also want to check property records in the county where the incorrect records exist. Here is an example.

      Best Regards,

      The SearchQuarry Team

  8. I am experiencing the same thing. I am being associated with people that have nothing to do with me. I show 2 records with you. My Name is Erica M Bridges, Age 32, My residence includes Wilmington, NC, Willoughby Hills, OH, Wickliffe, OH, Jacksonville, NC, Cleveland, OH, and Huber, NC.
    Can you please remove Bennettsville Marlboro SC and Akron Summit, OH. I have never lived in either of those two places.
    Also, I am not associated with any of the following people. PLease remove these as well.
    ELIZABETH APRIL BRADFORD-EDWARD GERALD BRIDGES-ERNEST EVANS BRIDGES-EVANS J BRIDGES-EVANS S BRIDGES-QUADELYA LADENE BRIDGES-ELIZABETH BRIDGES-CHARLES WESLEY BRIDGES-EARVIN MAGIC BRIDGES-SYLVIA NATASHIA BRIDGES-DEBORAH COVINGTON-
    NICOLE FLETCHER-ANTWONE

    1. We will update the information in our database. I will forward this to our customer support team. Please reach out if there are any additional public records you would like us to correct for you.

  9. Hello, Yes my name is Leonard olson, my number is 901-246-9290, my old number is 253-874-6737, my address is 29106 Redondo Way S, in Wa, and we changed our number to a Tennessee number, 3 months ago, because we have a vacation house in Tennessee in which we will be moving to. I have updated my number with my credit profiles, including all my creditors. And with my bank. However my old number still shows we will no longer use nor have. help

    1. We can certainly update this information in our phone number database however you will need to contact the other phone number directories where your phone number is incorrectly listed.

  10. I am recently married and my maiden name is Jessika Adam. When I search it it comes up that I’m related to a “David Priede” which is incorrect. My name and marriage status has not been updated yet which I’m ok with, but I do know “David Priede” and due to us not being related I would prefer for us to not be associated. Thank you for your time.

    1. I will forward your request to our customer support team to have this incorrect public record mitigated so that David Priede is not associated with you. It may take a couple weeks for this public record correction to be reflected in our member’s area. Thank you for the feedback.

  11. Hello my name is Doreen Lartey. Public listed my phone number as 1-703-485-5578 but my phone number is 920-403-0791 can you please help and correct it?

    1. We will be happy to assist you with correcting this incorrect public record, phone number. This forwarded this to our customer support team and they will have this fixed within the next couple weeks. Thanks for reaching out and helping us to correct an incorrect public record.

  12. My identity was stolen by people living in Jacksonville when I get ask a security question about an address in Jacksonville & I reply no I get kicked out of the question, sometimes they ask the age of my ex husband wifeLorna Wright she is no my friend or family I will never know her age I wish these question be remove from my profile please thank you!!!!!!

    1. That is very unfortunate and we are sorry to hear your identity was stolen. We are not sure how we can assist you. What incorrect public records were you attempting to correct?

  13. Hello! My name is Kenneth Paul Hartz from Tallmadge, OH. Public database has my phone listed as 330-690-3123 which I stop using that phone number 2 years ago. Can you correct it my phone number is 360-830-6698. Thank you!

  14. My record is not accurate at all. Where in the world did this information come from!?

    My husband’s profile is incorrect, also. I looked at my profile and it looks like someone made stuff up just for the heck of it. Another profile says I’m married to someone else and there are people listed as relatives on my profile I have never heard of. Now that’s creepy

    1. Often times there are people with the same first and last name so be sure to verify that you’re looking at the correct public record. That being said if you find that your public record is incorrect then we can change it in our database however we get our resources from government collected public records. If you intend to correct these records then you might also want to contact the relevant county, state and federal agencies that manage these public records.

  15. I was in an abusive relationship with someone who tormented me and my child. We now have a life long restraining order against her. During identity verification, when I am asked to provide her name, age, date of birth, etc it feels awful. I have to remember all these things about someone who destroyed me. My identity is based on her, a violent, disturbed individual. I have PTSD, and having to prove I’m me by reliving all the abuse … it’s too much. I want to move on with my life, but it’s hard when I’m asked about her over and over. It’s as if I’m not me without her, except for she’s a sick, twisted person. It took me so many years to get out of that relationship and with the PTSD it still feels like it will never end.
    Is there a way that I will ever be able to end my association with her? There are so many things about me other than the fact my child and I were almost killed by someone we trusted and I’ve worked hard to try to prevent this one thing from defining me, but this makes it feel like it does define me.

    1. It sounds like a very unfortunate situation and you’ve taken measures to remove this person from your life. Unfortunately your contact information is public record so that will be difficult to hide. You might consider changing your contact information if you feel you’re still in danger or being harassed. There is not much we can offer you unfortunately but we are happy to lookup any public records for you. Please let us know if this will be of any assistance for you.

        1. That would be difficult. You would have to contact each and every public record resource and petition to have this changed. Unfortunately, it’s not a simple process.

    1. We will make sure to forward this public record correction to our database resources. Please let us know if there are any additional incorrect public records that we can assist you with correcting.

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Last Updated: December 16, 2017

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