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COMPANIES

DC corporate charters (free registration required)

Maryland corporate charters

Virginia corporate charters

COURTS

DC courts

Maryland state courts

VA state courts  and virginiacourtdata.org (statewide bulk data for criminal courts)

Federal courts PACER (registration required + fee per page viewed)

  • Install the RECAP extension on Chrome and Firefox and get many PACER documents for free.

Google Scholar (all federal court opinions; for state courts, only appellate and supreme court opinions)

Broadcastify – Live and archived police, aircraft, vessel scanners by location

Courtreference Links to all 50 states’ courts and, for each state, what kinds of cases are filed where. (Note that many states don’t have statewide searches available; you have to search county by county.)

Hall of Justice – Sunlight Foundation compilation of national and state criminal justice datasets

HEALTH DATA

Countyhealthrankings.org

LICENSES

Any state

D.C.

Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

Virginia

PHONE DIRECTORIES

DexPages

PRISONS

Maryland prisoner locator

TheInmateLocator.com

Federal Bureau of Prisons inmate locator

PROPERTY

DC

District government Property Quest 

  • Owner, ward, police district, census and street view by address

Maryland 

Statewide property records

Montgomery County, property, rental, licensing, etc.

Virginia

Alexandria 

Arlington 

Fairfax 

Prince William County 

DMV Washington Post Real estate search 

POLITICS 

NCSL State Legislature Website Directory has links for finding bills, statutes, testimony

Legislation

Maryland  Search | Tracking

Virginia

Richmond Sunlight

Campaign contributions and lobbying

Opensecrets.org/states federal campaign contributions by state

Maryland

State of Maryland Ethics Commission campaign contributions search page | lobbying search page

Campaign contributions

Followthemoney.org for Maryland

Virginia

Virginia Public Access Project

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