Will a city or county office accept a preliminary title report from U.S. Title Records in connection with a building permit application?

We are often asked whether a city planning or zoning or other governmental entity office will accept a preliminary title report from U.S. Title Records in connection with a building permit or similar application because it can be more convenient and less expensive. The answer depends on the type of office, the specific requirements, and the city or county since it varies nationwide. For these reasons, it is important that a client ask the office directly before choosing U.S. Title Records.

We recommend that the client first ask what specific information the city or county office needs so that we can confirm that information is contained in our report. A local title company or escrow agency will typically state in their preliminary title report that they are prepared to issue a title commitment and that the information contained in the report is generally accurate but that there is no guarantee until a title policy is purchased to close the transaction. U.S. Title Records adds another benefit and guarantees the information to the extent of the report cost. If the information contained in our report is inaccurate, and the client provides evidence of the inaccuracy, we will issue a full refund.

U.S. Title Records is an online title research company with an industry niche in providing excellent and immediate services from 6am-midnight every day, including holidays. Unlimited consulting from expert staff members is included in low, flat fees. While we assist in coordinating transaction closings and the purchase of title policies, we do not underwrite or issue title policies directly.



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