The Story of North Orange County Escrow

It began with a vision to be the best.

Most things that stand the test of time begin with a vision, and North Orange County Escrow is no different. Joan Choice, a respected veteran of the California escrow community, set out to establish an organization that would break the stereotypes and stigmas associated with the escrow industry. She began in 1986, with a commitment to answer the need for a high quality, community based escrow services.

Expectations surpassed.

That early vision has surpassed even Joan’s high expectations and standards as North OC Escrow has grown throughout the years. More than simply providing great service, North Orange County Escrow’s professional team has also blossomed into a valued community resource, taking a proactive role in fighting for fair and adequate state and national escrow legislation.

NOCE’s commitment to that fight took a dramatic turn for the better in mid-1997 when Joan was elected President of the American Escrow Association. This achievement has remained a source of pride and motivation for the company and the community it so proudly serves.

Excellence in Escrow

As an independent, local escrow organization, NOCE doesn’t depend on the confusing business policies of a headquarters thousands of miles away. Orange County is our backyard, too. For NOCE, “Excellence in Escrow” means service that is responsive to the local market, our home and business buyers, and the unique professionals who live and work in Orange County.


North Orange County Escrow joins Chicago Title Company

North Orange County Escrow opened the doors over 33 years ago with a vision and a commitment dedicated to you and your clients. We have worked hard to build a solid working relationship with top real estate professionals and the lending industry. We are very excited to share the next step in achieving that vision with you. North Orange County Escrow has joined the Chicago Title family. As of November 2019, we are now North Orange County Escrow, a Division of Chicago Title Company. With the title company resources and national platform, we will be able to innovate and bring you, any our many agents, lenders, and consumers even more great products and services to support you in all your real estate transactions. We are at the same location, the same phone numbers, and same escrow officers and assistants and the same great personal service and attention to details in all your transactions.