Enter a word or phrase in the search field and click on the magnifying glass icon to search for results.
The word or phrase entered in the search criteria will be searched through all searchable columns including: Grantor, Grantee, Document Type, Recorded Date, Document, Legal Description,
All words entered in the search field will be used as the search criteria, for example, the search field contains the phrase: Michael Smith and the search will pull results where the phrase:
Michael Smith exists.
Note: By default the basic search is using the AND option of the "Search Criteria Using" field so that all of the words in the search field are part of the search criteria. To search for any words,
select the OR option of the "Search Criteria Using" field and click on the magnifying glass to view results.
The More Options link is always open by default. Here you can toggle between Advanced Word and Full Name Search, Image Text Search, and Advanced Image Text Search. Searches can also
be filtered including Document Groups and Party type. Recorded Date Range can also be set to narrow results.
The Advanced Word and Full Name Search option allows for more defined search options in the search text field such as Wild Card and Boolean searches. When the “Advanced Word and Full
Name Search” option is selected, the “Search Criteria Using AND/OR” field is disabled. The “Advanced Word and Full Name Search” is based on defined indexed values that have been either
manually or dynamically entered into the system.
To search for all exact words in a phrase using the Advanced Word and Full Name Search, put quotes around the phrase. In the example: “Smith Michael C” will display results where the words
Smith Michael C are together in the results. Exact name searches must be entered as they have been indexed. Names are often indexed Last Name, First Name, Middle Name, Surname or Last
Name, First Name, Middle Initial, Surname. Company names often contain abbreviations. See the following abbreviation list:
ASN = Association
CO = Company
CORP = Corporation
INC = Incorporated
NA = National Association (only in connection with a Bank or Lending Institute)
LLC = Limited Liability Company
MED = Medical
LP = Limited Partnership
The example below shows all "Smith Michael C" where the filters have been narrowed to search Names that are only Grantor.
To find single character variations of a word, perform a single character wildcard search using the "?" symbol. For example, John? will find variations of the word John with results such as
“Johns” and “Johne”.
Note: You cannot use the “?” as the first character of a search.
To find multiple character variations of a word, perform a multiple character wildcard search using the "*" symbol. For example, John* will find variations of words that start with “JOHN” such
as “JOHNNY” and “JOHNSON”.
Note: You cannot use the “*” as the first character of a search.
Proximity Searches can look for search criteria that are within a certain number of words from each other in the search results. Use the tilde “~” for proximity searches. For example, a search
for “Endeavor Resource”~4 will look for the words “Endeavor” and “Resource” within 4 words of each other.
Boolean operators such as AND, OR, NOT, allow search criteria to be combined or excluded based on the operator used.
Note: The Boolean operators: AND, OR, and NOT must be in all caps.
The OR Boolean operator will search for and find a match for any of the terms in the search criteria. For example, “John OR Jones” will find results for either the word “John” or the word
“Jones”. The example below shows document results of grantee names that are John or Jones found in the Abstract of Judgment Document Group with a recorded date range of 1/1/1956-
The AND Boolean operator will search for and find a match for all of the terms in the search criteria. For example, “John AND Jones” will find results for both the word “John” and the word
“Jones”. The example below shows documents results of grantee names that are John and Jones found in Real Property.
The NOT Boolean operator will exclude results containing the search term after the NOT value. For example, “Forester Herschel V" NOT "State” will display results for “Forester Herschel V” but
will exclude the results where “State” is present.
The Search Image Text option, searches text within documents. Selecting the Search Image Text option disables the “Search” and “Party Type” check boxes. Enter text into the search field
and the results will be the text within the searched documents.
Note: Not all documents are not currently available for the Search Image Text option.