I'm having trouble looking through public records. I'm computer savvy but I'm getting nothing but frustrations when I try to get property owner's information in Orange County, California. Does anyone have any good links on orange county public records?
Hi Christopher--as far as I know, this information cannot be obtained over the phone or online. You will have to go to the assessor's office in Santa Ana. You can look up a specific property's information (owner's name and mailing address) on their computers there. I just did this a few weeks ago.
If they are anything like LA County, you can probably buy their local roll in Excel or Access format. At least that's what I did with the LA County Assessor--I bought their entire local roll on DVD for $300 and some change. Gives me owner's name, address, etc., for every 1-4 unit property in the county. I started looking for this kind of bulk data for Orange County before I decided to concentrate on LA County. If you PM me your e-mail address, I can forward you someone's contact information from the Orange County Assessor's office that may be able to help you buy this data in bulk for the entire county (though I cannot promise this as I did not follow through with this option as I decided to focus on LA County).
EDIT: I have seen Property Radar mentioned on the boards. I have not used it myself though.
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