There are many instances when you may want a search. If you are buying property at a tax sale or without title insurance you need one. If you plan on subdividing or developing land it may be helpful also.
This feature is to obtain a copy of the current deed that can be used for many reasons: If you are transferring title, pre-foreclosure, refinancing or inquiring for auction purposes. You may also use this feature for a prior deed back in the chain of title.