Are there any free property ownership search engines online?


Quick Answer

Many counties and municipalities make property records available online. There is no free way to search online property records nationally, but services such as NETR and SearchSystems provide directories of online resources organized by jurisdiction.

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Property records are maintained at the city or county level, and local officials decide what information they provide online. In some states, such as in California, the law prohibits making property ownership information available online. Some jurisdictions provide property information online for a fee.

Property ownership information is a matter of public record. Even if the records are not online, they are subject to state open records laws and can be obtained following the state's procedure for open records requests.

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