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Ownership/Lien Report, Residential
(1st parcel and PIN)
+ $100 for any additional Residential parcels or PINs
Ownership/ Lien Report, Commercial
(1st parcel and PIN)
+ $200 for any additional Commercial parcels or PINs
Conducting a Ownership Report DeKalb County
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An Ownership search has three components which are: Land, Tax and Name searches. Feel free to reach our resources page for more County resources as well as to view our Blog for more information.
The DeKalb County Recorder, can be searched online for free with some limitations. You will need to search back to the last Warranty Deed with Title Insurance stamps and comb forward. The County Recorder should also have the coverage or effective date which will tell you how recent the indexing is for the County.
If your PIN number is unknown, use the assessor and GIS site to locate your PIN number as well as decipher your legal description.
Please note: Open mortgages are typical, other documents on the record must be viewed with caution. If no release is of record it should be noted on your search.
A tax search must be completed at the DeKalb County Treasurer/Clerk. A current tax year search can be completed through the Treasurer website. A more advanced multi year search can also be done online for DeKalb County.
It is vital that you understand taxes accurately. Sold taxes will appear “paid by the County”, when in fact a tax buyer has bought them and will move to perfect the tax lien as soon as possible and take possession.
Name searches are to identify personal and business liens or judgments. Name searches on all parties in title from the last Warranty Deed forward should be ran for good measure. Look at the local County court system docket search, as well as the State Tax lien search. As a bonus feature, the Illinois State Tax Lien Search also will identify any Federal Tax Liens. In addition, running a PACER search will be a good bankruptcy check.
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