All the data in my research is publicly accessible for free - either directly or through FOIA or state FOI - with one exception:

Lenders in the US take a security interest in real estate by recording a mortgage or deed of trust with the relevant county. The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) allows for the analogous collateralization of personal property at the state level, e.g.

  • 1997 Ford Dump Truck
  • One Membership in the Vaquero Golf Club
  • 50% ownership of Red Barre, LLC
  • 1 Nintendo Wii U 32GB Bundle
  • 2 female alpacas, 2 male alpacas

UCC filings are public data, but Texas chooses to charge $1,350 for a database dump. The snapshot of the data I purchased is posted below.

This file is large, so for both our sakes, please download it only if you actually want it. If you're not sure, here's an extract.

If you find the data useful enough to buy an update, please pay it forward. Questions about the data can be sent to :)