How to Find Out If a Person Has Property in Their Name

Written by kelly gray
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How to Find Out If a Person Has Property in Their Name
A simple search can reveal who owns a certain property. (Thomas Northcut/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Sometimes it is necessary to find out who owns a certain piece of property. Finding out property ownership takes a little time and research, but it is not difficult to discover. A person's name on the title or deed of a property shows ownership. Researching the title history of a property is all it takes to find out this information.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Search tax records. Visit the county tax assessor's office or search on the county's website for property tax statements. Find out if a person owns property by using his first and last name.

  2. 2

    Conduct a search on the Internet to find online public records, including property ownership. Search state and local municipality tax records using the individual's name. Find a property tax record database that allows a search to be completed by name and Postcode for easier use.

  3. 3

    Visit the courthouse in the county where the individual lives. Ask for the Register of Deeds Office or the County Recorder's Office. Submit a property information request by using the person's first and last name.

Tips and warnings

  • If searching online, make sure you are not dealing with a fraudulent website seeking personal information. Many of these sites make money from the advertisements and do not spend the time to update databases.

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