How to locate the deed to my house

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If you've owned your home for some time, you may have no idea where to find your copy of the deed. While a deed is an important piece of paper that is vital for proving ownership of your home, like all documents, deeds sometimes are misplaced, lost or destroyed by a disaster. If you can't find your house deed no matter how hard you look, it's not too complicated to get another copy.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Locate the last tax bill or assessment you received for your house.

  2. 2

    Find the property identification number printed on the tax bill. This is the number used by the county and state to track property transactions on your home.

  3. 3

    Visit the county administrative offices in the county where your house is located; you will want the Recorder of Deeds office within the county building.

  4. 4

    Request a copy of the deed for your property identification number. Typically, there will be a nominal fee to receive a copy of your house deed.

Tips and warnings

  • Some county offices may be able to search your deed by name or address.
  • Some county offices offer this service online.

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