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
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