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Phil, Other/Just Looking in 11542

HOW DO I FIND OWNER OF ABANDONED PROPERTY?

Asked by Phil, 11542 Fri Jul 20, 2007

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You want to go to the Tax Assessors Office and search the "public record" or the field card. Be sure not to leave your wallet in the car, as most town offices will charge $1 for a copy of this information. If this information is not updated, as some of the town offices are behind in their paper work processing, than you will want to pull the deed, which can be done at the same office. Best of Luck to you!
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Phil - You should be able to obtain this information from tbe county records in the county where the property is located. Typically county records are public information and available to the public. Some locations have the county recordes avialable via computer. Unfortunately other locations have not been able to get the work done to put the records online, just yet. In the later case. they are still public records but you would have to do research at the county offices.

Good Luck !
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The local tax assessor has the information on who pays the taxes on all property in its particular district. These records are public record so anyone can access this information. Their are some websites that will conduct the research for you for a fee.
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Can you provide the county or state and I will find out the exact email/contact information for you.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 26, 2007
You will need to go through the property tax records to find owner information.
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Herman Chang, Real Estate Pro in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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Lots of sources:

1. Look at the county tax records.
2. Ask the neighbors.
3. Ask your title company or closing attorney.
4. Ask the post office for a forwarding address.
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Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
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Phil, you have good advice here. I personally went back to the original developer of the neighborhood one time. County records will work IF the owners put their name on county records. In my situation they had not done so to avoid property taxes. I don't know your reason but if you don't want to contact a Realtor, you could contact an attorney. I personally would start with a Realtor. Good luck.
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Records at the county office might indicate the property address. You can check with the post office about requesting a forwarding address for the property.

If the property were sold within the last few years through a Realtor, you can ask the agent who reperesented the party in the purchase if they maintained contact.
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Deborah Madey, Real Estate Pro in Red Bank, NJ
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Robert is absolutely correct but you may solicit assistance from a Realtor or Title officer as they can often access this information quickly and easily and they will most likely do this free of charge. We like to help when possible and hope that we will be remembered when there is an opportunity to choose our services.
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