April 2, 2008
Property Owners Can Obtain Copies of their Deeds from County Clerk's Office
Oswego County Clerk George J. Williams is warning property owners to be aware of businesses that want to sell them copies of their deeds. Williams said that county clerks across the state have been informed of a company that is charging people $59.50 for a copy of their deed.
The document is available for $5 at the County Clerk's Office in Oswego.
He said that a Manhattan-based business recently sent letters to property owners in Albany County and gave people the options of paying $59.50 by credit card or check for a copy of their original deed.
“Any time a piece of property is legally transferred, the new owner receives the original deed when the transaction is recorded in the Clerk's Office,” said Williams. “If you misplace or lose your original copy, we can provide you a copy of the one we have on file in our records room. We will certify that it is a true copy of your original deed.”
People who have questions may visit the Oswego County Web site or stop by the County Clerk's Office on the second floor of the County Office Building at 46 E. Bridge St., Oswego, or call 349-8621 or 1-800-596-3200, ext. 8621.
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