Obtain a copy of the Tax Assessment Sheet from the Lucas County Auditor (located on the 6th floor of 1 Government Center) and a copy of the property deed from the Lucas County Recorder on the 7th floor of 1 Government Center.
A title search must be completed to ensure there are not liens or mortgages on the property. This can be done at any title company.
Proof of balance of mortgage must be furnished at the time of posting bond. It must be on letterhead from the lending institution.
All property owners must be present in order to sign all necessary bond forms. If an owner is unable to be present to sign, an executed power of attorney must be furnished at the time of posting. The power of attorney must be witnessed and notarized and must contain the legal description of the property.
Property values should be twice the amount set as bond, over and above all encumbrances (charge of claim on property).