There is a public record of who owns a house or property, so it is easy and legal to find out who lives next door. Be sure to get up-to-date information, since house and street numbers can change over time and a neighbor’s house might have a different zip code.
Once you have all the right information, call the city or town hall in your area and ask to talk to someone in the office of the tax assessor or tax receiver. They should give you the information over the phone, but office policy may require you to come in and do your own research. You can also look at the deed, which lists both the buyer and the seller, to find out who owns the house or land next door.
The websites of county property tax assessors have information about property owners. You might find what you’re looking for faster if you type words like “recorded documents,” “assessor’s department,” or “finance” into the website’s search bar. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, try a website that doesn’t have anything to do with the county or city. Some sites don’t cost anything. Some people ask for a small fee. You can also hire a professional from a company that does title searches for a small fee to find out who owns the house.