Learn about our West Virginia title abstracting process. From ordering a title search on WestVirginiaTitleSearch.com, to research of your West Virginia real estate parcel, to final title report delivery, we step your through the basics of our title research start to finish. Contact us or call 1-304-301-1498 for further details.

West Virginia Title Search Inquiry

Title Search Purchase

You order a West Virginia title search or land record document via WestVirginiaTitleSearch.com's website order page. All transmission of financial information is secure.

Land Parcel Investigation Preparation

Land Investigation Preparation

West Virginia Title Co operations team receives property information from your incoming order. We locate the West Virginia parcel, verify the parcel APN, convert the address to a land record legal description, and identify the correct West Virginia county jurisdiction for official property records and legal documents.

Describe Parcel Ownership

Describe Property Ownership

A WestVirginiaTitleSearch.com certified tile abstractor retrieves preliminary West Virginia land records from the county title plant, and creates a dispatch sheet for field research. Parties associates with the property parcel are identified; prior owners, cross-parties, countersigners, vested co-owners, etc.

Source West Virginia Land Documents

Source Documents & Instruments

Data sources (state, county, city) of documents needed to prepare the West Virginia title abstract are identified. Real estate instruments are sourced from multiple locations as needed:


  • Land Records
  • Tax Assessor
  • Civil Court Records
  • Probate Court
  • Prothonotary
  • West Virginia Secretary of State
  • MERS
  • EPA environmental documents
  • county Planning Department
  • US Treasury Department
  • and more...

Document Retrieval

A Property Search West Virginia professional title research abstractor obtains official documents from government land records. Documents are then indexed by name, retrieved, and ordered in chronological order. We have title researchers in every county records offices of West Virginia state, everyday.

Title Abstracting West Virginia Real Estate

Title Abstracting

The documents are read and analyzed to determine if they pertain to the subject West Virginia property. Documents are complied to see if there are releases of liens or mortgages. During abstracting, cross-referenced information can be discovered within the text of the parcel document language.
Note: Before creating the official title abstract, it may be necessary to make subsequent visits to one or more West Virginia county records offices to obtain additional information and document images.

Compile the Official Title Report

Complete Title Report

The official West Virginia title report is created by describing the deeds, liens, mortgages, encumbrances, and property ownership. The listed instrument types, and official document copies, will vary depending on the title report and/or title document images you ordered. The completed title report is created specifically for the order placed, is the official document of a title search, and said report is a private document that cannot be found in West Virginia public records. Research of land records may be back to a certain county records date, or to a point of ownership transfer, or may be date irreverent, depending on the title search ordered. The effective date is current as of the most recently available recorded documents made publicly available in West Virginia.

Quality Title Report Review

We guarantee our certified title report. Our proprietary AI uses deep learning mechanics to algorithmically review your West Virginia title report, scanning it for potential inconsistencies, red flags, and missing data. After passing these checks, a West Virginia Title Co certified title abstractor reviews every official title report and clears it for release to you. Visit our Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.

Client Delivery of PDF

Client Title Abstract Delivery

Property Search West Virginia offers a variety of delivery methods for your official certified West Virginia title report or official county records deed image and document image copies. The completed abstract / order may be as little as a page, or up to hundreds of pages long; always saved as a PDF, and as a standard convivence is emailed to you via a download link when finished. WestVirginiaTitleSearch.com offers alternative delivery methods if required.

1-304-301-1498 Support Follow Up

Support Follow Up

A West Virginia Title Co customer service team member may follow up with you on specific report issues or concerns, or just to ensure you received the title report file. And of course, you may contact us or call 1-304-301-1498 to get your questions answered.