How do you do a search as it relates to land ownership?
My experience with several states (New York, New Jersey,
Florida) is that there is one governmental office in each county
where deeds are recorded. Go to the office in the county where the
property is located (assuming you are close by, otherwise you will
need a friend to do it or a paid title company person) with the
location of the property (address). The Office may be called the
City Clerk or County Clerk or some similar title. It will, I'm
sure, be more difficult if it is vacant land (and that may require
a title company). There will be some system that office uses
(either tax block and lot of the property or by address and either
in book form or on a computer) that will give you the information
and even show you a copy of the most recent deed.
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