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Title Plants

Today, Title Data's Texas title plants cover the Houston, Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas/Fort Worth, El Paso and San Antonio metropolitan areas, a population of some 22 million Texans spread across an area larger than the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island combined. 

Title Data's title plants are of the traditional, "thick plant" variety, built and maintained by reviewing every page of every real property document. They contain more than 300 million records, indexing documents comprising a county's official records, probate documents and civil court suits, the district clerk's civil court suits, and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court's cases. The oldest computerized geographic index records begin 1902, with imaged backplant tract book pages dating back to 1836.

In addition to traditional name and geographically-indexed data, Title Data makes available to its customers county grantor/grantee indexes (some dating back to 1837), central appraisal district appraisal rolls, and the Specially Designated Nationals/Foreign Sanctions Evaders lists. All of this information is available on-line, most of it integrated with digital images of the corresponding document.

Tomorrow, Title Data's Texas title plants are expanding to the remainder of the state's metropolitan areas, some 38 counties and 22 million Texans in all. View a list of Title Data's counties.

Access to Title Data's records and information is available by subscription. For more information please email Kevin Gugenheim at kgugenheim@titledata.com, or call 713/880-2600.

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Real Property Documents

While an index to documents filed in a county's real property records begins the title search process, an image of the document is often required to complete a title examination. Beginning 1999 Title Data augmented its deep textual databases with digital images of documents filed in a county's official records, map records and condominium records, all linked to the corresponding title plant index record, just a click away from on-screen display or print. In addition, Title Data's 20,000+ proprietary acreage maps are all on-line, indexed to their appropriate tract or survey. Today, Title Data's on-line Image Library contains over one billion images, dating back to 1837.

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Last Updated 11/29/18

County ▲ County Clerk's Grantor/
Grantee Index
Back Plant1  Title Plant
Indexes
Court Docket
Indexes2
Probate
Court
County
Court
District Civil
Court
District Family
Court
Atascosa
10/16/1975
-
01/01/1977
-
-
-
-
Bastrop
01/01/1985
-
06/05/1902
-
-
-
-
Bell
01/08/1963
-
01/01/1963
-
-
-
-
Bexar
01/01/1837
1837
01/01/1977
-
-
-
-
Brazoria
05/09/1829
-
07/29/1975
1975
1876
1997
N/A3
Brazos
01/01/1957
-
01/01/1957
-
-
-
-
Caldwell
01/01/1992
-
04/12/1907
-
-
-
-
Chambers
01/01/1875
1875
01/18/1912
-
-
-
-
Collin
01/01/1963
-
01/01/1963
-
-
-
-
Comal
01/01/1974
-
01/01/1956
-
-
-
-
Dallas
01/01/1964
-
01/01/1965
-
-
-
-
Denton
01/01/1876
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01/01/1915
-
-
-
-
Ellis
01/29/1850
-
01/01/1925
-
-
-
-
El Paso
01/01/1915
1930
01/01/1978
-
-
-
-
Fort Bend
01/01/1838
1838
03/07/1977
1887
1977
1979
1979
Galveston
01/01/1839
1838
11/10/1981
1840
1995
1982
N/A3
Grayson
01/01/1915
-
01/01/1915
-
-
-
-
Guadalupe
07/31/1970
1954
01/01/1979
-
-
-
-
Harris
01/01/1961
1836
09/15/1967
1915
1963
1969
1974
Hays
01/01/1970
-
05/27/1907
-
-
-
-
Hunt
01/01/1912
-
01/01/1912
-
-
-
-
Jefferson
01/01/1900
-
01/01/1979
1978
1979
1981
1971
Johnson
06/30/1854
-
01/01/1907
-
-
-
-
Kaufman
01/01/1968
-
01/01/1968
-
-
-
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Kendall
01/01/1983
-
01/01/1964
-
-
-
-
Liberty
01/01/1875
1875
01/01/1971
-
-
-
-
McLennan
01/01/1974
-
01/01/1975
-
-
-
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Medina
09/05/1848
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01/01/1969
-
-
-
-
Montgomery
01/31/1838
1945
01/01/1979
1930
2008
-
-
Nueces
01/01/1982
1846
01/01/1979
-
-
-
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Parker
01/01/1898
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01/01/1906
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-
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Rockwall
10/20/1848
-
01/01/1918
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-
-
-
San Patricio
01/01/1996
-
01/01/1979
-
-
-
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Tarrant
11/02/1942
1853
01/01/1963
-
-
-
-
Travis
07/01/1938
-
07/01/1938
-
-
-
-
Waller
01/01/1873
1873
01/01/1915
1976
1989
-
-
Williamson
01/01/1848
-
01/01/1915
-
-
-
-
Wise
01/01/1978
-
01/01/1978
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Court Docket and Document System (CDDS)

Title Data has acquired and placed into its Image Library digital images of dockets and associated case documents for many of the civil courts (state district, probate, and county) located in Title Data's Houston-area Title Plants. The dockets and associated case documents comprise a product called the Court Docket and Document System (CDDS). Subscribers to a county's Title Plant are able to view dockets and associated case documents for the courts located in that county. Please note that, where no dates are shown, Title Data continues to work with the court record custodians for those counties to obtain their civil dockets and case documents. Historically, when a title company determines from a search of the Title Plant that a court matter, either pending or closed, may affect title to a parcel of real property or a seller's/buyer's ability to participate in the pending real estate transaction, the title company would ask a courthouse service to locate and e-mail back a copy of the court document or documents which require examination. This meant that the title company could not complete its examination and issue its title insurance commitment until the courthouse service had sent the requested copies, which could take a few hours or a few days. With CDDS, if Title Data has the required case documents loaded in its Image Library, they are immediately available for review, thereby speeding up the completion of the commitment. And, when Title Data does not have a copy of the required document (or when a title company needs a certified copy) then you are only a click away from sending the order to Title Data's courthouse vendor, Court Record Research, for fulfillment the traditional way - no need to leave Title Data's TIMS® system just because CDDS doesn't have the document you need.

NOTES:
1 All back plants are scanned tract books except:

  • Chambers, Liberty and Waller - imaged deed records
  • Guadalupe - imaged take-off cards
  • Montgomery - imaged take-off cards and indexed Copy Flo
  • 2 May contain gaps where some, but not all of the records can be found. Title Data does not load all case types, as some case types do not affect title to real property (for example, personal injury suits).

    3 In this county, family court cases are included with district civil court cases.

    Court Documents

    While an index to documents filed with the probate courts, county civil courts and state district civil and family courts is necessary to alert a user that a court matter may affect title to real property or impact a party's ability to consummate a pending real estate transaction, copies of the case documents are often required to complete a title examination. Beginning 2008 Title Data augmented its deep textual databases with digital images of documents filed with many of the probate courts, county civil courts and state district civil and family courts in the counties for which Title Data maintains title plants. This product is called the Court Docket and Document System, or CDDS for short.


    Court Docket and Document System (CDDS) CDDS: Frequently Asked Questions

    Starters (Priors)

    Title Data is one of the nation's leaders in loading digital copies of title insurance commitments and policies into its online Image Library, fully linked to the corresponding parcel in the geographic portion of the Title Plant. Over 5 million commitments and policies are just a click away. Title Data makes a county's digital commitments and policies available to all customers subscribing to that county's Title Plant. The availability of these digital commitments and policies can be a tremendous help to title companies who do their own title work, as it shortcuts the search and examination process.

    Market Share

    Title Data prepares, each month, title company market share reports for the 9 Houston-area, 2 Corpus Christi-area and 6 San Antonio-area counties for which TDI maintains title plants. Market share reports are posted to the Support section of this website. A customer is able to view and print market share reports for the last 24 months for each Houston-area, Corpus Christi-area and San Antonio-area county under subscription, plus the All Counties report. In addition, customers can create customized market share reports, by zip code and on the fly, for those areas under subscription. Title Data plans to eventually produce market share reports for all of its 38 counties.

    Expanded Counties Program

    The Expanded Counties Program is designed to reward customers who subscribe to Title Data's Houston-area title plant services with subscription-fee free access to Title Data's non-Houston-area title plants.  Conversely, the Program is intended to make it easier for title companies headquartered in the Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas/Ft. Worth, El Paso, and San Antonio metropolitan areas to do business in the Houston area, where Title Data's business model, unlike its business model for the rest of the state, closely defines who can benefit from Title Data's proprietary land records and information (the "business presence" rules).

    When a customer subscribes to at least two of Houston's "Big 5" metropolitan counties (being Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris and Montgomery counties) the customer begins to earn subscription-fee free access to Title Data's non-Houston area title plants. When a customer subscribes to all of Houston's Big 5 counties, the customer is eligible for subscription-fee free access to all of Title Data's non-Houston area title plants.

    The subscription-fee free counties will be designated in Exhibit "A" to the Expanded Counties Program Subscription Agreement.