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October 29, 2018

Oswego County Officials Warn Homeowners of Deed Solicitation

OSWEGO COUNTY - Oswego County Clerk Michael Backus and Real Property Tax Director Betsy Knapp remind local property owners that they can easily obtain property reports and deeds to their property through Oswego County government offices.

A Scriba resident who purchased a home in June recently received a solicitation from a company based in Glendora, CA. The company offered to provide a "property assessment profile" and a copy of the deed for $86. The solicitation is similar to ones that some Oswego County residents received in the mail last year.

"This information is public record and available on our website. Please don't waste $86 for this free information," said Real Property Director Betsy Knapp. Property descriptions and tax records are posted on the County Real Property Tax website at http://rptsweb.oswegocounty.com/search.aspx.

County Clerk Michael Backus said that when a piece of property is legally transferred, the new transaction is recorded in the Clerk's Office and the new owner will receive the original deed. Landowners can get a certified copy of their deed for $5 at the County Clerk's office at 46 E. Bridge St., Oswego.

Those who have questions may call the County Clerk's Office weekdays at 315-349-8621, or the Real Property Tax Service at 315-349-8315, or visit the offices in the County Office Building, 46 E. Bridge St., Oswego.

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