Job summary

Houston, United States, North America
Career Level:
Mid Career (2+ years of experience)
High School Diploma
Job type:
Full time
Salary: $45K – 50K annually

Title Examiner

About this job

Furnishes legal descriptions and title information about real property with unpaid tax bills to a property tax collection firm, which uses the information to collect delinquent taxes and to file and prosecute delinquent tax cases.

Background Requirements:
Familiarity with real estate transactions and how real property is described;

  • Knowledge about ownership of real property and liens that encumber property;
  • Understanding of requirements for legal documents affecting real estate; and
  • Experience searching public records or using a title plant for the metro Houston area.
  • High School degree


Locates title-related information and obtains examination materials: determines how information and materials are indexed in a title plant; prints out information from geographical (land) index and generals (name) index;

acquires copies of deeds and liens applicable to search property, plus copies of probate materials, court cases and involuntary liens applicable to parties involved.

Assembles a chain-of-title and reviews documents in order to answer these questions:

  • What is the legal description of the search property?
  • Who are the owners of this property?
  • Do other individuals or entities hold some type of interest in the property?
  • Have liens been filed against the property or the owners?

Prepares a report for each examination containing the following information:

  • a legal description of the property assessed under a delinquent tax account;
  • details about conveyances, liens, heirship materials and probate matters;
  • the name and address of each property owner;
  • the name and address of any other person or party with an interest in the property;
  • a name and address for each lien holder; and
  • the name and address of any party who has no interest documented by a recorded transaction, yet is named as the record owner by the appraisal district.

Provides a sufficient number of reports daily in order

  1. to contribute to the department budget and
  2. to regularly match the daily production level of other title examiners.

Developed by Figo Mago at www.tandolin.co.za
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