We have had clients ask us if they should be concerned about someone stealing the title to their house and what they should do about their concerns. The concern relates to the theory that a title thief may be able to forge paperwork and file documents with the county office showing evidence that they own your property instead of you.
Fortunately, many counties offer free notice services that you can sign up for to receive notice if there have been any filings related to your property. To make things easier for clients in the counties near our office, we have compiled the links for nearby counties that are providing free notice services.
Dallas County Property Fraud Alert Website: https://www.dallascounty.org/government/county-clerk/recording/property-fraud.php
Collin County Property Fraud Alert Website: https://www.collincountytx.gov/public_information/features/Pages/property_fraud_alert.aspx
Denton County Real Property Alert Service Website: https://denton.tx.publicsearch.us/property-alert
Tarrant County Property Fraud Alert Website: https://www.tarrantcounty.com/en/county-clerk/real-estate-records/property-fraud-alert.html
Rockwall County Property Fraud Alert Website: https://www.rockwallcountytexas.com/1104/Property-Fraud-Alert
If your county is not listed here, we would encourage you to contact your county clerk and ask if they have a similar property alert available that you can sign up for to receive alerts regarding your property. By signing up for the alert, you will be notified if anyone changes your property including any time that land records are filed using your name.
Questions or concerns about the protection of assets? Give us a call at 972-560 6288!