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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

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Latest Questions and Comments for Property Records

14 Comment(s)Last comment at 2014-05-09 16:20 GMT

Good morning my question is i have a claim form, its asking for certain documents. A copy of documentation connecting me to the reporting company. A bank statement on my new residence or my old one that I'm filing my claim on? Or showing the reported address. Second question is on the form my ex wife's name is on the form. We a legally divorced. Can I still claim the refund without out her being a second claimant? She remarried and lives in another state.
Answer 2014-05-09 16:20 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

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:

Kansas Public Records - Unclaimed Property Edit

The Kansas State Treasurer's Office maintains an unclaimed property database that is accessible by the public. Unclaimed property can be in the form of abandoned bank accounts, wages, stocks, and more. The Treasury works diligently to reunite unclaimed property with its rightful owners. Search for unclaimed property and file your claim. Check the status of your unclaimed property claim. Property holders can report unclaimed property to the Treasury. Learn about the amounts returned on a per cou

Physical Address:
Kansas State Treasurer Unclaimed Property Division 900 SW Jackson, Suite 201 Topeka, Kansas 66612-1235
Contact: P: 785.296.4165 E:

Contact Information:
P: 800.432.0386 (Toll Free)

Kentucky Public Records - Unclaimed Property Edit

The Kentucky State Treasury provides residents with access to Kentucky's unclaimed property database. Here, you can search for your unclaimed property which may consist of abandoned savings or checking accounts, non-cashed travelers' checks, or other personal property or financial assets. Perform an unclaimed property search to see if the Kentucky Treasury has your property. Find online applications to claim your property and learn more about the Treasure Finders program.

Physical Address:
Office of State Treasurer Unclaimed Property 1050 US Highway 127 South, Suite 100 Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Contact: P: 502.564.4722 F: 502.564.6545

How can I find out if the house I am living in has ever been condemned?
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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)

Maine Public Records - Unclaimed Property Division Edit

The Maine Unclaimed Property Division provides information about unclaimed property. Unclaimed property can be money or other personal assets that are considered lost or abandoned when the owner cannot be located after a specified period of time. This may include checking accounts, gift certificates, insurance policies, unpaid wages, and more. Search and claim your property. Check the status of an unclaimed property claim. Find claim forms and affidavits. Report any unclaimed property online. L

Physical Address:
State Treasurer Unclaimed Property Division Burton M Cross Building Floor 3 Augusta, Maine 04333
Contact: P: 207.624.7477

Mailing Address:
State Treasurer Unclaimed Property Division 39 State House Station Augusta, Maine 04333

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