There is a wealth of on-line info, but sometimes it is difficult to get to. After much trial and error, I figured out how to look up public information for properties here on Pine Island Florida. This will be a handy cheat-sheet for others as well as myself.
So, most often all you have is an address. First thing to do is go to the Lee County FL tax records and pull up info for that address. You could google for the hyperlink or just use this link:
you will get a page like this (click on image to enlarge):
I’ve already added an address. Note that I’ve left a lot of info out of the address. This is because the database search looks for an exact match, but it’s not all inclusive. So it doesn’t care that you’ve left stuff out, but if you type in additional details but they don’t match what’s in the database, you will come up empty on successful hits.
OK, so I hit the search button for the info that was entered in on the form I showed you. Here is what I got:
Again, click on the image to enlarge. But already we have a bunch of info. There’s the owner names and their home address. On the left is the property code number. Over on the right are links to a bunch more info. I’ll leave the rest for you to discover by following those links.
In the above discovery you should find a pdf file showing the deed transactions. You will likely want to dig deeper into the county records to find such things as mortgages and easements, etc. Now that you have the owners name, you can go the Lee County FL Clerks site to get this.
Here is the link:
You’ll get a page like this:
Click on the box where it says, “Click here…”. You’ll get this disclaimer.
Click on the accept and you’ll get this fill-in page:
I’ve already filled in the box with the last name and first name (without commas) and here is the result:
click on the name in any line to get that particular info (etc).