David R. Ellspermann, Marion County Clerk and Comptroller, is cautioning citizens against a property deed scheme.  This is not new.  It seems to roll around every couple of years.

A citizen buys a home or property.  The deed is recorded in the Official Records at the Office of the Clerk of the Court.  A private company, which is not associated with the Clerk of the Court, gathers the property transfer information and then sends a letter directly soliciting our citizens.  The company offers to provide a copy of the deed for $89.00.

There is no reason to use the services of this company, or any other such comparable company when you can get a certified copy of your deed directly from the Clerk’s office for $3.00.  In the alternative, since deeds are a public record, citizens can print out a copy of their deed for free from the Clerk’s web-site www.marioncountyclerk.org

Point of contact:

Jack Suess,