DocFinder Search Tips


These general rules follow for all states when searching their respective licensing database (Not all searches are available for all states):

 

Name Searches: 


Capitalization does not matter, but exact spelling does. Because a match is sought starting at the beginning of a last name and continuing for as many letters as you specify, you may improve your chances of finding a match by typing only the first few letters of the last name. However, if you wish to specify a first name for a licensee, you must correctly type the entire last name. Again, searching by only the first few letters of a last name will give you a better chance of locating the information you want, although you will have more data through which to read.

License Number: 


A match is sought starting at the beginning of a license number and continuing for as many characters as you specify. You may improve your chances of finding a match by typing only the first few characters of the license. Dependent on the state you may need to prefix the license number with a license type code.


Town:
 


A match is sought starting at the beginning of a town name and continuing for as many characters as you specify. You may improve your chances of finding a match by typing only the first few characters of the town.