Don't Get Scammed! We have local residents who are receiving calls or letters from PRIVATE COMPANIES offering their services to obtain certified copies of their deed at a cost of $89.00 or more. If you receive a letter or call from a company offering you certified copies of your property deed, it is a scam for money! These companies ARE NOT affiliated with any government agencies. They are misleading you! All property deeds are public record.
All of the information they are trying to sell you is available for viewing free at your County Recorder’s and Auditor’s Offices. As County Recorder, I want you to know that our office can assist you with obtaining these documents in our office while you wait. Our fees are much less at ten cents a page for most recordings and you will receive an exact copy of your document as it was recorded. If you want a certified copy the cost is $5.00 for the 1st page and $2.00 for each additional page. You can also access most of our records back to January 1, 1974 on line at: www.USLandRecords.com and copy them free from your home system.
It is important to know that after recording your Original Deed you do not have to have the Original Deed to get a mortgage or to sell your property. It is not like an auto title and your home cannot be transferred to another person using the Original Deed in any way. If the Original Deed is lost, stolen or damaged because of a flood or fire a certified copy obtained directly from the Recorder’s Office is as good as having the original.