Instructions for finding out who owned the property
When you click on the link to KnowX.com, a new browser window will open for the KnowX web site. When you are through with KnowX, close that window. The Wizard will remain open — you won’t lose it! After visiting KnowX, click on the link at the bottom of this page.
- Click here to go to KnowX.com
- Find the section entitled “People”
- In “People,” click on “Reverse address”
- In “Step 1,” click on “check here”
- Read what it says in “Coverage Area.”
- If your address is in the general coverage area, click “Reverse Address Search.” If your address is not in the general coverage area, then try these methods:
- Go to the government office where land records are maintained. For example, the county recorder’s office.
- If the property appears to be government property, observe who cleans it or patrols it. Their vehicle or uniform may contain the name of the agency that they work for. Contact that agency and ask who the owner of the property is.
- Back at KnowX, click on “Open Account” or, if you already have an account, select “Login.” To open an account, you will need a credit card, and must enter the necessary information.
- After you open an account or log in, you will again be on the Reverse Address Search page. Enter the address, and follow the prompts.
- There is a small charge to do the search. It is worth it. Be sure to authorize it.
- If KnowX has the record, there is another small charge to see it. Again, it is worth it, so you should authorize it.
- When you get to the record, use the “print” function of your Internet browser to print the information. Alternatively, you can copy and paste it into another program, such as Notepad or Wordpad, or you can write it down.
- If KnowX offer to see you a complete property report, you might want to purchase it for the sake of completeness. Kenneth M. Phillips always does. Sometimes it contains interesting information that provides insight about the property owner. However, you can skip it too.