What are some ways to find out who owns a house for free?


Quick Answer

Free ways to find out who owns a house include checking the online public records directory, visiting the local courthouse, and calling the town office. Information required to find out who owns a house may include town name, street address, house number, ZIP code and the property’s Assessor’s Parcel Number.

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Check the state’s online public directories and enter the relevant information as prompted. Many states have an online database of tax parcels, making it easy to find property owners quickly and free of charge.

Alternatively, visit the local courthouse with as much information about the house as possible. Some courts allow access to public documents about houses, which often include information on the owner. This service may be free or may cost a small fee depending on the state.

Another options is to call the town office and ask a representative for information about a tax parcel. The representative may be able to offer the name of the homeowner or suggest the best resources to uncover the relevant information.

Public records may not always be up-to-date, especially if a house has recently been sold or has otherwise changed ownership. It's a good idea to re-check the information after a few weeks pass.

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