Title clerk handles titles - written contracts - for the sale, transfer, and purchase of property. The exact field in which the title clerk works define the employee's tasks the employee is responsible for. For example, an automobile title clerk conducts tasks such as calculating taxes, maintaining records, providing support to associates, and submitting weekly reports of sales, profits, and commissions. As a title clerk for property such as homes and land, some tasks may include helping prepare/request deeds and affidavits, preparing records to transmit leases and abstracts, and examining contracts to ensure purchase agreements meet specific requirements.
Title clerks can expect to work in an office setting during regular business hours. Business settings may vary. For example, an automobile title clerk may work in a dealership office; a title clerk for real estate may work in a real estate office.
To obtain a title clerk position, applicants must have knowledge and/or experience in the specific field in which they want to work (such as land mineral rights or real estate). The applicant needs to show that they are organized and posses an aptitude for mathematics, computers, and interpersonal communications. In terms of formal education, generally at least a high school diploma or equivalent is required.
Title Clerk Tasks
- Examine leases, contacts, purchase agreements, and abstracts for conformity.
- Conduct and prepare reports, databases and database updating, research, notarization, deeds, and affidavits.
- Obtain testimonial documents to remove title restrictions.