Property Title Searches in Missouri (MO)
With nearly 6.2 million residents, Missouri is the 19th-most populous state. Its capital is Jefferson City, and its largest urban areas include St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield and Columbia. Missouri is known for musical genres like Kansas City jazz and St. Louis blues and is a prominent center of beer brewing.
Property Title Search in Missouri: What You Need to Know
A standard property title search in Missouri will search the county’s property records and provide the property’s tax status and assessment information for all taxing jurisdictions. Should there be delinquent taxes, the report will include the amount that’s currently due including interest. Deeds showing ownership, open mortgages, judgments, foreclosure cases and liens are also provided. It’s important to note that judgments and liens aren’t just recorded in land records. They are also filed with the county court, so it’s imperative to search court records.
The Cost of Title Searches in Missouri
Type of Search
O&E Report (Residential)
Two Owner Search (Residential)
30-Year Search (Residential)
Commercial O&E Report
Price depends on the county; lowest price shown. Prices are subject to change.
Assessing the Severity of the Title Issues: Minor vs. Major Issues
The title report will flag a multitude of potential issues. Some less severe issues may include documents with recording issues where the simple fix is to have a corrective document filed. A faily common issue that gets alerted on reports are breaks in the assignment chain. When the assignment chain doesn’t flow cleanly from one lender to another, a corrective (or gap) assignment needs to be recorded. More serious issues would be origination defects and quiet title orders. These issues affect the actual ownership of a property, as well as mortgage enforceability.
Missouri Counties Served
Missouri is divided into the following counties:
- Cape Girardeau
- New Madrid
- St Charles
- St Clair
- St Francois
- St Genevieve
- St Louis City
- St Louis
- and Wright.
Frequently Asked Questions
from Customers in Missouri
So, what exactly is a property title search, and why is it important in Missouri?
So, what happens if I find a "lien" on a property during a title search?
Can a property be bought even if there's a lien on it in Missouri?
Who should I contact for a Property Title Search in Missouri?
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