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Clermont Recorder warns residents of property deed scheme

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An increase in calls requesting the cost for obtaining a "certified" copy of a property deed led to the discovery of a scheme occurring in Clermont County.

National Deed Service Inc. and other companies are sending residents letters, offering a service to obtain certified copies of their property deeds. Most likely a property owner already has a copy of their deed, which is provided during a closing when they purchased property. These companies are privately held companies, not affiliated with any government agency.

The letters may state the importance of having a certified copy of a property deed or even quoted the U.S. Government Federal Citizens Information Center website. These companies also estimate a price of $60 or more to obtain a copy of the deed.

Although this is not illegal, residents will be paying a significantly higher amount for the record than they would pay by personally requesting a copy from the Recorder's Office. 

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