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Public Record Update
October, 2009

Connecticut DPS Increases Record Fees

Effective October 1, 2009, the Division of State Police, part of Connecticut's Department of Public Safety, doubled the fees for criminal record checks and accident reports.
The fee for a criminal record check increased from $25.00 to $50.00 per request, be it a name search or fingerprint search. Please note, the actual fingerprinting for the criminal record checks must be completed by a law enforcement agency.  The fee for fingerprints taken by the DPS State Police Bureau of Identification DPS is an additional $15.00.
The fee for an Accident report increased from $8.00 to $16.00; add $1.00 for a certified record. Note, the agency web page does not use the words accident report or crash report and refers to these reports as State Police Reports.
The DPS home page is

Hamilton County Courts, Indiana

In late September, 2009, the Circuit & Superior Courts of Hamilton County Indiana switched their case file management to the Odyssey case management system provided by the Indiana Supreme Court. As a result, online access to the court record index is now available at
Previously, courts place the record index with While Hamilton County records may still be accessed from Doxpop's subscription system, the range of records date from 01/1987 to 9/21//2009. Thus, since the switchover, new cases and updates to existing cases for Hamilton County are no longer updated on Doxpop.
Fee Increases At Clerk's Office - Macomb County, Michigan
November 1, 2009 there will be fee increases for court record copies and for certified copies of certain public records. At the 16th Circuit Court, plain copies will increase from $.40 per page per copy to $1.00 per page. The $10.00 certified fee remains the same; however, certified copies of vital records will increase to $15.00 for the first copy and $5.00 for each additional copy. Search fees for the Clerk's records did not increase.
The fees for copies or searches from the Register of Deeds remain the same.
Heads-up: Idaho Driver and Vehicle Record Fees to Increase
Effective January 1, 2010, the fees for driver-related records and vehicle-related records from the Idaho Transportation Department will increase by $3.00 per record. This is regardless of access method.
We will present specifics next month.
Washington County Tennessee Consolidating Court Locations
Effective October 26, 2009, the four court locations in Washington County, TN will house at the new Justice Center Address at 108 W Jackson Blvd, Jonesborough, TN 37659. The limited jurisdiction civil General Sessions Court and Probate Court are moving from Johnson City to Jonesborough. The 1st District Circuit & General Sessions Court located on E. Main in Jonesborough will also move into the Jackson Blvd. location.
At this time, it is not known if the Johnson City phone numbers will remain the same or be changed. For questions, call the 1st District Circuit Court at 423-753-1611.
Relocation of Wabasha County Courts in Minnesota
The Wabasha County 3rd Judicial District Court has moved from 625 Jefferson to its new facility at 848 17th Street East in Wabasha, MN. Phone numbers remain the same. The main number is 651-565-3524. The County Recorder's Office is not moving and remains at 625 Jefferson.

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