How can I trace ownership of my property?
Most deeds contain a section after the legal description of a property called the "recital". These clauses typically summarize how the current owner obtained title including the book and page number of any prior deeds. Once you have found your Deed, find the same information of the preceding transaction involving your property. Follow this process repeatedly and you can develop what is commonly referred to as a "Chain of Title." Recitals are not always correct and occasionally can be very complicated. It is best to have someone with some degree of expertise in this field trace the ownership of your property.

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1. How far back do your records go?
2. Can I get information on your website or over the phone?
3. How can I get a copy of a document?
4. What information do I need to check a deed or mortgage?
5. How do I find the information I need in the indices?
6. Do I have to go anywhere else to record a deed?
7. Can I record by mail?
8. How do I find the UPI number?
9. Do municipalities require pre-registration of deeds?
10. Can anyone look at my deed?
11. Can I prepare my own deed?
12. How do I replace a lost deed?
13. How do I change, add or delete a name on a deed?
14. Is it necessary to delete a deceased spouse's name?
15. If a woman marries, must she change her name on her deed?
16. If I sell a portion of my land, do I get a deed for the remainder?
17. If I build on my lot, do I get a new deed for the house?
18. If I find a mistake in my deed, how do I correct it?
19. Can anyone look at my mortgage?
20. Who satisfies my mortgage?
21. How is a mortgage satisfied?
22. What if the original mortgage was lost?
23. Must a mortgage be satisfied?
24. Are there special rules for plans?
25. Are subdivision plans required?
26. What is the real estate transfer tax?
27. Who pays the transfer tax?
28. Are any transactions exempt?
29. When is a statement of value required?
30. Why is additional transfer tax sometimes due?
31. Is a transfer between divorced parties exempt?
32. How can I determine the owner of a property?
33. How do I check easements on my property?
34. How do I check deed restrictions on my property?
35. What is the elevation of my property?
36. How can I determine the latitude and longitude of my ground?
37. How can I determine my property line?
38. Do you have plans showing the location of my building on my lot?
39. Do you record deeds for cemetery lots?
40. How can I check for liens against my property?
41. How can I determine the location of old wells or water & sewer lines?
42. How can I trace ownership of my property?
43. How can I tell the age of my house?
44. How do I determine if relatives lived here years ago?
45. Why are microfilm copies made?
46. What documents do you handle?
47. Can I record my military discharge?
48. How can I record my septic or sewer plan?
49. How do I become a notary public?
50. How do I find out about electronic recording?