How to Conduct a Mineral Rights Title Search

Do you own your mineral rights? If you don’t, someone could drill on your land without your consent. Read to learn the steps you can take to find out if you own your mineral rights. This handout includes:
  • Who Owns the Mineral Rights Under Your Land?
  • One Important Caveat
  • What Will You Need to Begin a Title Search?
  • Where Do You Search?
  • What Are You Looking For?
  • What Is a Deed Chain?
  • What If Someone Else Owns the Mineral Rights Under Your Land?
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