Scam alert: offer to help get property deeds

Beware of document sharks, Jackson County officials said today.

Private companies have been sending letters to citizens offering to obtain property deeds for expensive fees, county officials said in a press release.

“Unfortunately, this is an issue that we see all too often with private companies attempting to prey on our citizens for services that are available for little or no charge,” said Jackson County executive Mike Sanders.

“Property deeds are public documents that are readily available at all times,” he said. “I urge all of our citizens to avoid falling victim to these unnecessary services.”

Documents filed with the county recorder of deeds are mostly available on-line at the Recorder of Deeds webpage at, where they can be viewed and printed for free.

People can also get copies of property deeds directly from the county for a small copying fee of $2 for the first page and $1 for each additional page.

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