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JOUR 2311: Multiplatform Reporting & Writing

Finding Property Records

To find out who owns a specific piece of property, you will need to find property records, usually on file at the auditor or recorder office for the county the property is in. 

  1. Find out what county the property is in AND the auditor or recorder website for that county (for example, Ohio county agency lookup)
  2. At the county's auditor or recorder website, look for an online database for finding the records you want.
  3. If there is no online database, contact the auditor or recorder office by phone and ask how to look at paper records or obtain paper copies.

 Athens County Property Records

(should work similarly in other counties)

Subjects: Journalism