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Uncover hidden risks and opportunities with municipal searches service.

Municipal (Departmental) Searches disclose historical/public records of property taxes, special assessments, utility balances and liens, violations, and open and expired permits regarding a property. These searches are invaluable tools for buyers, lenders and real estate attorneys to assess the property for any potential issues that won’t be found in the County Clerk record. 

While some states’ standard contracts don’t call for Municipal Searches, in New York, it is a standard practice to order municipal searches along with title search to confirm if there are any outstanding violations imposed by the municipality(ies).

How We Help You

  • Street report
  • Highway violation search
  • Certificate of occupancy search
  • Housing and building violation search
  • Fire violation search
  • Emergency repair violation search
  • Flood zone search
  • Sewer search
  • Air resources search

We are very pleased to share that Federal Standard Abstract has been an agent of The Fidelity Family of Companies since 2002. The Team at Federal Standard is diligent, caring and professional and we are proud of the business and friendships we have developed together.

Fidelity Title NY Agency

As a property investor, we need a title company that is quick and experienced at working with banks. That is why we use FSA exclusively for all our deals. They know exactly what the banks require and efficiently and painlessly dispose of all title issues no matter how complex. FSA act as our partners NOT as deal killers.

James FongReal Estate Investor

Through the years I've chosen and continue to choose Federal Standard for the thoroughness, responsiveness and perseverance of its staff to identify and resolve title matters, follow up post-closing on difficult recordings, and coordinate closings and fundings impeccably. While I have worked with others, Federal Standard is the one I've always returned to.

Francisco Augspach

I’ve been using Federal Standard Abstract for over 25 years and have them to always be reliable and extremely accommodating. Their service is efficient and prompt. They are the gold standard for the industry.

Raymond T. MakAttorney

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