Below we have compiled a list of links and resources that might help you access valuable information and services related to your ownership of real property or your participation in a Shelby County real estate transaction. For legal advice, technical assistance and representation as a buyer, seller or investor in commercial or residential real estate in Memphis or Tennessee statewide, call Griffin, Clift, Everton & Maschmeyer, PLLC, at 901-752-1133.
First American Title Company – Facilitates and streamlines your real estate transaction by providing comprehensive title insurance protection and professional settlement services.
Chicago Title Insurance Company – Providing expert title examining and title insurance policies, efficient and smooth real estate closing services, notary services, home warranty contracts and other useful services related to real property transactions and ownership.
Shelby County Register’s Office (Register of Deeds) – Official repository of property titles, mortgages, real estate conveyances, state and federal property tax liens, and other documents. Services include an online property search where you can retrieve deeds of trust, easements, liens and other records essential to your real property transaction.
Shelby County Tax Assessor – Locates, classifies and appraises all taxable property according to Tennessee law, which includes a countywide reappraisal every four years. The next reappraisal is scheduled for 2021. Visit this website to understand the reappraisal process and your rights and responsibilities as a property owner. Access assessment records online, calculate taxes or start the property tax assessment appeals process.
Shelby County Land Bank – When the county acquires property through delinquent taxes or has surplus property, the land bank helps put that property back into productive use through sales and nominal consideration conveyances to potential residential and commercial property owners.
Tennessee Property Assessment Data – The information on this website is used by county Assessors to assess the value of real estate for property tax purposes. For Shelby County property, visit the website of the Shelby County Tax Assessor.
Shelby County Trustee – Find out how to purchase property owned by Shelby County, bid on tax sale property or redeem tax sale property, calculate your taxes, appeal your property valuation, make payment arrangements and more.
City of Memphis Treasurer – Lookup your property tax payment history or pay your property taxes online.
Shelby County Probate Clerk – Online services available here include public records and recorded documents searches and a real estate sales validation form you can download, print and file.
Shelby County Environmental Court – This Court handles major code violations and problems with the condition of real estate. You can also find a list of properties available for receivership.
Tennessee Senior Law Alliance Real Property Transfers Fact Sheet – The Tennessee Senior Law Alliance assists Tennessee senior citizens with civil legal issues. This page specifically addresses issues seniors may face with real estate transactions.