Everything You Need to Know About the GSCCCA Real Estate: Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority
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Accessing Real Estate Records in Georgia
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If you’re trying to purchase a house or land in Georgia, doing your due diligence about the property history is crucial before making any payments.
Real estate records are as vital as real estate properties themselves. With these records, you can obtain information about a parcel of land, such as who owns it and whether there is an existing lien on the land. The information you obtain from the real estate records can help you decide whether or not to close the transaction with the help of your real estate attorney.
In Georgia, you can find such information at the Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority (GSCCCA).
What Is the Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority?
The Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority was established in 1993 by an Act passed by the Georgia General Assembly. It took over the Notary service in 1997.
The organization facilitates online access to Georgia’s real estate and personal property records. Anyone can easily access property records from any location through the Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority’s website.
The first involves using an approved participant, such as a trusted Georgia real estate attorney or estate agent, who has obtained permission or a license from the GSCCCA to submit real estate forms and documents online through the Authority Portal. Payment is made to the submitter, who settles the official fees on your behalf.
The second method allows registered individuals to submit documents directly through the Authority e-file portal. With this method, you make payments directly on the website using an ACH transfer, credit card, or escrow account. After paying the fees, you can proceed with the filing by following the directions on the portal.
How to Perform Real Estate Searches on the GSCCCA Website
Property ownership records are public documents in Georgia, and the GSCCCA helps to make them freely accessible.
The GSCCCA website provides real-time access to the Georgia Consolidated Real Estate Indexes. From the site, you can:
- Conduct title searches to determine who a property owner is. This could come in handy if you’re involved in a real estate dispute and unsure who the actual owner is.
- Confirm whether a lien or any other encumbrance is attached to the property. This is an important step, especially when you’re about to purchase a property. Before making a decision, you can confirm whether the previous owners used the property as collateral for a debt or any other liability.
You can search for information on a property using the property owner’s name or the property’s registration details.
Some counties in Georgia, including Fulton, Gwinnett, Clayton, and Cobb, allow you to search their property indexes using the property’s location (lot, subdivision, unit, or block) information.
If you need to search for any property in Georgia and are unsure how to proceed, you can contact a real estate attorney in Atlanta for help and directions.
Find a Copy of Your Property Title Deed Online at the GSCCCA
The GSCCCA website also provides convenient access to your property deed in Georgia.
You can request a certified copy of your property documents online by submitting an e-certification request via the website. After paying the required fees, you will receive a certified copy of your real estate documents through a link sent directly to your email.
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