Why can't I find a deed?

IMPORTANT: Municipalities all index deeds differently, so searching methods may differ.

If you have the name of one of the parties, that may be a good place to start.

If you are searching with a book / page or instrument # and are not finding a deed, it is best to contact the municipality directly. You may ask them how deeds are indexed, so you can easily search them.

NOTE: Older deeds may not be available online. See Index Books (Historical Documents).