County Clerk Warns of Deed Scam
(Mineola, NY) Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell continues to caution homeowners about mass mailings urging them to purchase a “certified copy” of the deed to their home. All deeds for property located in Nassau County are recorded and maintained at the County Clerk’s office and only the Clerk’s office can issue certified copies of these records. Private companies continue to solicit the purchase of a deed on behalf of the homeowner often for more than 1000% over Clerk’s office fees.
Clerk O’Connell joined county clerks from all over New York State in support of recently enacted legislation requiring these types of solicitations to contain a disclosure that certified copies of deeds are available directly from the County Clerk’s office for a nominal cost.
Certified copies of deeds can always be obtained from the County Clerk’s office for $ 5 to $10. Anyone wishing to request a certified copy of their deed can contact Clerk O’Connell’s office at 516-571-2664 for further information.