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What Information Can Be Found in Property Records?

Property records contain information on a particular parcel of land related to sales history, current value, lot size, property details and more. These facts may be useful in business or real estate transactions and negotiations, divorce settlements, or in people searches to find out who owns a specific parcel of real property or building.
The type of information that you can find in property records includes:

Property Tax Records

  • Owner's name
  • Assessed value
  • Sales history
  • Building characteristics
  • Land lines
  • Legal description
  • GIS maps
  • Property tax information

Real Property Records

  • Deeds
  • Mortgages
  • Judgments
  • Liens
  • Financing statements
  • Foreclosures
  • Tax lien sales
  • Tax deed sales

How to Conduct a Property Records Search?

To find pertinent information related to a specific parcel of real property, conduct a records search of:

  • The tax assessor's office or the county recorder's office. The names of these offices will vary by state, but typically they will be listed as 'recorder', 'auditor', 'county clerk', or 'register of deeds'. Most recorded documents are available free of charge online through thee offices, but a fee may be involved on occasion. Where records are not available online, records must be obtained through written request, in person or by phone.

Property Records Resource Links

Property Records Industry Association - Industry discussion about the property records industry including identification, research, discussion development and drafting of national standards.

Latest Questions and Comments for Property Records

13 Comment(s)Last comment at 2013-11-28 19:45 GMT

property assesors office shows 1990 as last time taxes were paid
Answer 2013-11-28 19:45 GMT
trying to find owners of property in glen rio tx. deaf smith co. last listing was regaltex propertys in beaumont tx.
Answer 2013-11-28 19:39 GMT
Who are the legal owners of property recorded in Volume 209, page 429 of the Deed Records of Zapata County, Texas and Volume 73, page 395 of the Oil and Gas Records of Jim Hogg County, Texas?
Answer 2013-11-11 18:35 GMT
I am trying to find out the owner of a home in Troy Alabama. I have the physical address and can not figure out how to look it up
Answer 2013-09-03 15:37 GMT
How can I find out if the house I am living in has ever been condemned?
Answer 2012-10-06 05:19 GMT
My name is Mario Medina. I am trying to obtain records indicating a sale of property which was owned by Marvin G. Sheppard or his son Timothy M. Sheppard. The property is located at 12262 N. Anway Road, Marana, Az. When Mr. Sheppard past away the property may have been willed to his son who then may have sold it. Zella Sheppard, the daughter, needs this information to show when it was sold. Ms. Sheppard's continued Social Security benefits, here in California, depend on this information. My email address is Ms. Sheppard would truly appreciate your help. Thank you.
Answer 2012-09-17 23:31 GMT
Why can't I access public records on property without a membership? And where do I go for free to find out the cost of a property?
Answer 2012-09-15 16:13 GMT
I bought a 70 year old house a few months ago and am curious to research its history including previous owners and building plans. I'd like to see the original layout of the house as well as subsequent floorplan changes because I know there have been at least a couple. How do I find that and will it cost me money?
Answer 2012-09-13 22:12 GMT
Looking for owner of 2929 South Park Rd Bethalk Park , Pa 15102.  Home has a FSBO sign on it
Answer 2012-08-23 18:51 GMT
I am unable to locate the correct public site to obtain the name and contact information for the current owner of 3719 West End Ave., Nashville, TN.  I lived there in '74 -'78, and am interesting in moving there again, from Pensacola, FL.  Can you provide that information to me?  Thank you. Carol Perel
Answer 2012-08-17 09:41 GMT
I am looking for the owner's name and contact information for the rental property at 3719 West End Ave., Nashville.  I lived there (with different owner) in '74 -'78, and am interested in returning there now, moving from Pensacola, FL.  Thank you.   Carol Perel
Answer 2012-08-17 09:35 GMT
Where can I look for unclaimed tax sale overbids, with the name of the owner at the time and their addresses? In other words, I am looking for a list of tax sale overbids that was never claimed in the state of Georgia. Appreciate your help and cooperation with this matter. Thank you
Answer 2012-08-05 22:43 GMT
looking at a vacant property on 518 S. Lilac Ave. Rilato Ca 92376 wondering if property is vacant and if not who owns the property and how much tax per year on property
Answer 2012-07-27 21:47 GMT

Prominent Records for Property Records

Alaska Public Records - Land Records Edit

The State Recorder's office retains all official records, making them available to the public via an online search. Individuals may search state records to identify property ownership, liens, and other recorded interests against real property. Examples of such documents include deeds, mortgages, assignments, modifications, reconveyances, license, security agreements and judgments and decrees from court. Plat and survey searches are also available from the Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Physical Address:
Department of Natural Resources 550 West 7th Ave, Suite 1260 Anchorage, Alaska 99501-3557
Contact: P: 907.269.8400 F: 907.269.8901

Arizona Public Records - La Paz County Recorder's Office Edit

Real property records include information on transfer of ownership, liens, leases, and assignments, judgments. Search online for records from 1986 to present, fees apply.

Physical Address:
La Paz County Recorder 1112 Joshua Ave., Suite 201 Parker, Arizona 85344
Contact: P: 928.669.6136 E:

Illinois Public Records - Unclaimed Property Edit

Search for unclaimed property in your name through the Illinois Office of the Treasurer's Cash Dash program to find abandoned funds or other property. Unclaimed assets may include the contents of safe deposit boxes, uncashed wage checks of tax refunds, abandoned bank accounts and other forgotten valuable assets.

Mailing Address:
Office of the State Treasurer Unclaimed Property Division P.O. Box 19495 Springfield, Illinois 62794-9495

Contact Information:
P: 217.785.6998 E:

Indiana Public Records - Unclaimed Property Division Edit

The Indiana Attorney General is responsible for maintaining the Unclaimed Property Division which strives to reunite Indiana citizens with their missing property. Here, you can search for your unclaimed property by name or by business name. Find the forms needed to claim your property and check the status of your claim online. Holders can learn about reporting including laws and rules as well as amendments to those laws and rules. Find answers to questions regarding ownership, the claims proces

Mailing Address:
Unclaimed Property Division P.O. Box 2504 Greenwood, Indiana 46142

Contact Information:
P: 866.462.5246 E:

Louisiana Public Records - Unclaimed Property Division Edit

The Louisiana Unclaimed Property Division is a Division of the Louisiana Department of Treasury and is responsible for returning unclaimed property to its rightful owners. Here, you can search for your unclaimed property, download owner claim forms, claim your unclaimed property, find holder reporting and remittance information, and find answers to frequently asked questions. Find links to nationwide unclaimed property search resources as well as resources for searching unclaimed property in ot

Physical Address:
Unclaimed Property Division One City Plaza 445 North Blvd., 7th Floor Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
Contact: P: 225.219.9400

Mailing Address:
Unclaimed Property Division P.O. Box 91010 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70821

Contact Information:
P: 888.925.4127 (Toll Free)

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