The availability of title search, examination, and insurability accurate as of 3/17.
Several public offices are currently closing. Presently the offices in Montgomery, Greene and Warren are closed to all members of the public, but will continue to accept and process recordings. Some of these have announced that they will be working with limited, in-office staff. And, it is our belief that the number of county closures will continue to increase. As this occurs, it will have varying impacts our ability to complete title examinations.
While not available in all counties, some title searches can be performed online with the documentation needed. Unfortunately, on several occasions we are required to pull documents and other information at the counties which are not available online and can only be obtained at the county office. As such, some searches will not be able to be fully completed until these offices reopen. In areas where the county staff is limited, those searches, though they may otherwise be complete, may have greater gaps in the complete availability of the most-current documents (filings that have been submitted to the county offices, but have not yet been processed and placed online.)
We will continue to be relying on our underwriter guidance and mandates related to continued insurability.
This is only a general update and may not reflect changes as they occur, and may or may not be applicable to your specific situation. Please reach out to our team for questions and help with your particular needs.