how can I find out who owns a piece of land?

Discussion in 'General Michigan Hunting' started by jworster08, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. It is a big woods (10 acres maybe) surrounded by more woods and a few homes. how can I find out who owns it?

    Thanks for all your help


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  2. FIJI

    FIJI IZ Kamakawiwo'ole lives!
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    plat book

    usually the county office will let you photocopy pages for a small fee - so you dont have to purchase the whole book

  3. Stand in the middle of it dressed head to toe in hunter orange on November 15th. I'm sure someone will inform you who owns it.:lol::lol::lol: Of course I'm kidding!
    The platte book is the best way to go or go to the county register of deeds.

    Big T
    #3 QDMAMAN, Nov 16, 2009
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  4. yep that would do it!:lol::lol::lol:
    #4 Fred Bear, Nov 16, 2009
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  5. Go to the county Equalization Department. They will have books of aerials that will correspond with the list of the owner and the address the tax bill is mailed to.
  6. Some county equalization depts have the info online.

    Montcalm county is one. There site is real good, just takes a while to figure out how it works. You can put
    property lines on the aerial and click on the dot and it gives you the owners name, mailing address and other info.

    Thanks Wade (see post #8) That is the maps I was talking about in this post. It takes a little trying differnet ways to get what you want. I was on my way out the door when I made thsi post and wanted to get up in my NO DEER Seen again blind.
    #7 multibeard, Nov 17, 2009
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2009
  7. LOL 10 acres Big Woods lol

    Yeah the plat book is the way to go. I have about 30 platbooks from various counties in Michigan .If you send me a little more info I will check to see if I have what you need and send you a copy for free.I wouldnt do it the other way on the 15th .Could getshot at !
  8. County Clerk, tax assesor...they know who owns what so they get thier taxes.
  9. register of deeds at your county courthouse. I do land survey for a living, go there all the time.
  10. Yep, a 10 acre parcel might not have a name on it on a plat book. Usually it just has initials on smaller pieces.
  11. check with the people next door, houses,, knock on a door,,
  12. Plat book would be a couple years old even if you purchased it today, go to the county office. Some counties actually have a descent property search online but you have to have a starting point.
  13. Ottawa county has the same thing. Really fun thing to do when your bored

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