Land Records

Search free public land records, including land deeds, registry, values, ownership, liens, titles, and landroll.

What are Land Records?

Land records are real estate records including land deeds, deeds of trust, real estate titles, mortgages, leases, easements, land grants, tax sale certificates, oil and gas leases, rights of way and final judgments. They contain valuable information about ownership, titles, interest, liens and encumbrances on real estate. Land records are public documents maintained by various government offices. They're also sometimes used for genealogical research or statistical purposes. The office of the county clerk is often responsible for preserving these records. Land record analysis is a crucial step in the process of buying or selling real estate. In particular, prospective buyers of real estate should carefully research land records to determine whether the seller can legally transfer the property title.

Land Records help with

  1. Researching a property's history and value. Land records can help you understand the previous transactions for any given property.
  2. Determining the value of properties. These records help you ascertain the value of a property that you're thinking about buying, as well as help you calculate a fair price for a property that you wish to sell.
  3. Allowing the public to research local property values and determine if tax assessments are fair. This is especially important when you seek real estate financing.
  4. Tracing family history. Land records allow people to trace their family histories as they can look up property and parcels owned by relatives.

Are there different types of Land Records?

Yes, there are many different types of land records available from government agencies and private archives.