Houses listed as owned by "Current Owner"

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How legal is this? On your local county page when you look it up, I'm seeing quite a few listed as this. A good form of privacy, but not sure about legality.

If you're trying to find out who owns a property, try the tax assessor website. Sometimes, if you click around, you can find where it says "pay your bill" and you put in the address and it shows you their bill, which will include the mailing address and name of who pays the tax bill. Sometimes it will be someone's lawyer's office, or the name of their trust or LLC, etc., but you can often get lucky this way.

Originally posted by @Sue K. :

If you're trying to find out who owns a property, try the tax assessor website. Sometimes, if you click around, you can find where it says "pay your bill" and you put in the address and it shows you their bill, which will include the mailing address and name of who pays the tax bill. Sometimes it will be someone's lawyer's office, or the name of their trust or LLC, etc., but you can often get lucky this way.

This is the county tax assessor website, will normally always have a name or LLC it was bought under.

Originally posted by @John Collins :
Originally posted by @Sue K.:

If you're trying to find out who owns a property, try the tax assessor website. Sometimes, if you click around, you can find where it says "pay your bill" and you put in the address and it shows you their bill, which will include the mailing address and name of who pays the tax bill. Sometimes it will be someone's lawyer's office, or the name of their trust or LLC, etc., but you can often get lucky this way.

This is the county tax assessor website, will normally always have a name or LLC it was bought under.

Try Googling both the address of the property, and the address or LLC on the tax bill. You can also try searching the fictitious name data base or business listings, and you may find out the names behind the LLC or trust. You can also search the county clerk's office for the property for any deeds filed and if it's under a living trust, a copy of the trust will have to be on file with the deed, even if the deed is in the name of the trust.

Never say die.

Originally posted by @Sue K. :
Originally posted by @John Collins:
Originally posted by @Sue K.:

If you're trying to find out who owns a property, try the tax assessor website. Sometimes, if you click around, you can find where it says "pay your bill" and you put in the address and it shows you their bill, which will include the mailing address and name of who pays the tax bill. Sometimes it will be someone's lawyer's office, or the name of their trust or LLC, etc., but you can often get lucky this way.

This is the county tax assessor website, will normally always have a name or LLC it was bought under.

Try Googling both the address of the property, and the address or LLC on the tax bill. You can also try searching the fictitious name data base or business listings, and you may find out the names behind the LLC or trust. You can also search the county clerk's office for the property for any deeds filed and if it's under a living trust, a copy of the trust will have to be on file with the deed, even if the deed is in the name of the trust.

Never say die.

Looks like I'll be paying a visit to the county clerk's office, because the online world has turned up nothing. 

 

@John Collins Here, that usually indicates it’s owned by a police officer, judge, politician, etc. who have the right to not have their address/ownership listed in the public records for personal protection reasons. 

Originally posted by @Wayne Brooks :

@John Collins Here, that usually indicates it’s owned by a police officer, judge, politician, etc. who have the right to not have their address/ownership listed in the public records for personal protection reason

 

No doubt, or sometimes... just a rich dude.