Submitting a Claim

How to File a Title Insurance Claim

All title insurance claim requests should include the following basic information:

  • Statement of claim.  Include a brief, but specific explanation of why you are submitting a title insurance claim request.
  • Property information.  The full property address is required to begin a review of any title insurance claim request.  If a street address is not available, please include the legal description and/or the APN of the property in question. 
  • Claimant contact information.  In order for us to respond to your claim request, please include your name, address, telephone number(s) and email address, if available. 
  • Supporting documentation, including (but not limited to) the following:
    • Copy of the title insurance policy
    • Copy of the final settlement statement (or HUD-1)
    • Copies of additional supporting documentation.  This includes anything you feel supports your title insurance claim request.

The following optional checklists/claim submittal forms are available to help you prepare your title insurance claim request:



Several options exist for filing a title insurance claim request with First American.  You may contact us by email, fax, mail or phone as follows: 

  • Email:
  • Fax: 1.877.804.7606
  • Mail:
    First American Title Insurance Company
    Attn:  National Claims Intake Center
    5 First American Way
    Santa Ana, CA  92707
  • Phone: 1.888.632.1642, use option 1 for questions on how to submit a title insurance claim


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