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Special Alerts - Resource Page

[Rev 06/24/22]

Before closing a transaction, all issuing offices must search the names of the parties to the transaction, including the seller, buyer/borrower, payoff lender and new lender, using the Special Alerts database, available at https://specialalerts.stewart.com/Search.

If you believe that you have a potential match with the Special Alerts Database, please refer to these resources before sending an inquiry.

Guidelines: Clearing a Potential Match with the Special Alerts Database

You may be able to expedite processing of a Special Alert inquiry, or eliminate the need to request or obtain clearance from Legal Services, by reading these Guidelines.


Special Alerts - Preliminary Questionnaire

If you have a match with a name on a Stewart Special Alert, please submit a separate Preliminary Questionnaire for each match.  Please use the current Preliminary Questionnaire, as it may be revised from time to time.  Please include the number of the Special Alert.  Additional questions may follow.


Special Alerts - Clearing a Potential Match with a Bank, Lender, Mortgage Broker, Realtor, Property Insurance Company, or Other

It isn’t necessary to request or obtain clearance from Legal Services for an entity on the pre-cleared list, as it exists from time to time.

If there is a match with a bank, lender, mortgage broker, or realtor, we encourage you to check the pre-cleared list before sending a Special Alert inquiry.


Clearing a Potential Match with a Name on a Government List

A potential match with a Special Alert is generally cleared by Stewart Legal Services.  A potential match with a government list is cleared by the issuing office.  This link may help.


For issuing guidelines on this form, see Guidelines.

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For issuing guidelines on this form, see Guidelines.