(Mineola, NY) Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell recently addressed a meeting of the Argo Civic Association at the Elmont Memorial Library to speak with members about the services the Clerk’s office provides to residents including the processing and maintenance of the County’s land and court records. Another service discussed was the recording of Veteran Certificate of Release and Discharge (DD-214) papers free of charge. As an incentive for veterans to take advantage of this service, Clerk O’Connell talked about the Nassau Veterans Recognition Program which offers them discounts at participating businesses throughout Nassau County for recording their discharge papers. The Clerk’s office also accepts and processes passport applications. Clerk O’Connell urged residents with travel plans to make sure they have their passport in place.
Clerk O’Connell also advised residents about mass mailings for costly deed retrieval services, some of which cost 1000% more than the Clerk’s Office fees, and to disregard such offers. These deceptive solicitations advise homeowners they need to purchase a certified copy of their deed which actually can be obtained directly from the Clerk’s office for a nominal fee. She cautioned homeowners to be aware of other types of scams seen at the Clerk’s office and initiatives they have undertaken to assist and protect residents.