The Clermont County Recorder’s office is warning residents to avoid solicitations by private companies promising to obtain “certified” copies of their property deeds in exchange for a fee.
“As your county recorder, I would like to let citizens know the real cost of getting a certified copy of your deed, mortgage or other recorded documents,” said Clermont County Recorder Deborah Clepper in a statement. “It is $2 per page and $1 to apply the certification stamp and seal.”
The average length of a deed is three pages and would cost a resident $7 to obtain a copy of their deed from the recorder’s office.
Some private companies are charging an estimated price of $60 or more to obtain a copy of a person’s deed for them, Clepper reports. She adds, most residents already receive a copy of their deed when they close on the sale of their property.
Clepper made clear there is nothing illegal about companies soliciting customers for their services.
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