Posted by Kristine-CA on June 30, 2003 at 12:45:21:
The information about the last owner of record is in your county. The tax collector or whatever the property tax entity is called in your area will have the name and address of where they send the tax bill. This is public information. That’s a start.
After you find that info, the fun really begins. Check the archives on this site for info about abandoned properties, missing owners, vacant properties. Also, read Joe Kaiser’s article in the articles section on finding property owners.
Happy hunting. Sincerely, Kristine