Locating County Records
Document searches may be conducted by any member of the general public to establish a chain of ownership of a parcel of real property. This is done to establish ingress and egress rights, oil, gas and mineral rights, or easements or restrictions affecting the parcel. Title companies can be retained to conduct the research, or a private party may do the work. Recording office staff members are not permitted to conduct real estate searches. Searchable documents exist starting in 1997. Images are not available for public access.
Upon agreement, you will see the screen below. Click on "Search" on the left side to begin
searching by date, name, document type, or legal description.
It may be easiest, to begin with, the current owner and then search for previous, historical owners of the property starting with the date of the latest filing (deed). This is best accomplished by locating the present owner's deed and then identifying the seller listed on the deed (the previous owner). Repeat this same process of finding the last, previous owner in order to identify all of the historical transactions for the property until you find the original patent or deed. You can also use the opposite process by starting with the patent and then tracing ownership forward. This process can take a great deal of time and patience.
Each deed is recorded in the Grantor and Grantee indices according to the date it was recorded (which is not necessarily the date the deed was issued or signed).
You should view a photocopy of the deed for specific details. While indexing information is found on our website, the image is not. You must visit our office to view the images.
Please remember that our records are not cumulative, but rather chronological and that an easement or right-of-way may have been granted at any time by any of the previous owners.