How to Search for a Real Estate Property Title in California

Visit the California Free Public Records Directory website (see References), or the town or county clerk's office. If you're on the website, you can search records by county, town, zip code and category. In the office, you'll need the property address or the owner's name.

Select "Land Records and Deeds" on the website. You'll be able to narrow your search by owner name and county of residence. At the office, ask the clerk for the property title record.

Print a copy for yourself; you may need change to pay for the copy.