You can find out who owns a particular house or piece of vacant land through public records at the local county courthouse or online via its website. You can also work with a residential or commercial real estate agent and have them do the research for you.Continue Reading
To search in your area, simply look at your county's website. Most larger counties now have all their public record documents available online for your viewing. It is generally free to look at, but some counties charge a small fee to print copies.
You will need either the physical address or the property identification number to look up the information you need. The available information varies from county to county as well as from state to state, but it should include current and previous tax bill amounts, whether that tax bill is paid or not, the legal description of the property, the approximate lot dimensions, the square footage of any permanent buildings, and any lien holder information.
Depending on how detailed the county's system is, you may also be able to access past building permits, as well as copies of the current owner's lien paperwork. Knowing how much someone put down on their house or if they are late on their taxes can help you in your negotiation process.Learn more about Public Records
As of 2015, you can search Sarasota County, Florida, public records online by visiting the Clerk of the Circuit Court's official website at SarasotaClerk.org. Some of the public record search types offered by the site include marriage licenses, civil and criminal cases, official records, and probate, will and guardianship cases.Full Answer >
Access public records for Ada County, Idaho, by completing a Public Records Request Form on the county's website at AdaCounty.ID.gov, navigating to Services, and selecting the Public Records Request option. Public law enforcement and land records for the county can be obtained online through the Ada County Sheriff's Office at AdaSheriff.org and the Ada County Assessor's Office at AdaCountyAssessor.org, respectively. Additionally, court records for the state can be obtained online from the Idaho State Judiciary at IDCourts.us.Full Answer >
To access the public records of St. Lucie County, Florida, individuals can use the records search function on the St. Lucie Clerk of Courts website. Records from 1990 can be searched by document category, name and document number. Records consist of liens, mortgages, licenses, deeds, judgments, death certificates and others.Full Answer >
Jasper County, Indiana, public records can be accessed at the Jasper County Clerk’s Office, or for court or property matters, some public records may be accessed online through the clerk’s office website, as of November 2015. To access the public records in person, refer to the clerk’s office website for the address and telephone number of the clerk’s office.Full Answer >