How to Title Search Property in Ohio

Searching for the title of a property involves finding specific information about that property, including the name of the owner.

A property title in Ohio is part of the public record and is accessible to anyone.

Determine the Ohio county in which the property is located. Go to the website for that county's auditor. For example, if you are researching property in Hamilton County, search for the Hamilton County Auditor.

Select the "Property Search" option from the Ohio county auditor website you are viewing.

Type the street number of the property in question into the "Street Number" box. If you do not know the exact street number, enter a range of numbers that might correspond to the property's location. Enter the name of the street into the appropriate box. Click "Search" or "Go" to view the title search and property information.

Tip

  • Another way to perform a title search on a particular piece of property is to physically visit the auditor's office in the appropriate Ohio county. The address for the auditor's office will be listed on the main auditor's website. Searching through the dockets yourself will yield the same --- and sometimes more --- information you will find online.

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