Several of our clients have contacted us in recent weeks because they’ve received an offer in the mail from what looks like a New York State agency, offering to obtain a copy of their Deed for the low sum of $89. I am sure that other clients have sent in checks or credit card information, because they didn’t know it was bogus.

You can get a photocopy of your Deed online for free, as long as it is dated within the last 25 years or so. To do this, go to the Monroe County Clerk’s Website, which has won awards for being user-friendly. You can register for free public access.

If you’re not able to use the website, or your Deed is so old that it hasn’t been scanned and uploaded, you can contact the Monroe County Clerk’s Office and request a copy, which might run you $1.30 or so.

If you live in another county, you can contact your County Clerk’s Office and ask whether copies are available online. Again, requesting a hard copy should not cost more than a couple of dollars.

For more on the scam, and an interview with Monroe County Clerk Cheryl Dinolfo, check out yesterday’s Daily Record article
If you’re not able to use the website, or your Deed is so old that it hasn’t been scanned and uploaded, you can contact the Monroe County Clerk’s Office and request a copy, which might run you $1.30 or so.
If you live in another county, you can contact your County Clerk’s Office and ask whether copies are available online. Again, requesting a hard copy should not cost more than a couple of dollars.
For more on the scam, and an interview with Monroe County Clerk Cheryl Dinolfo, check out yesterday’s Daily Record article here.

Spread the word to your friends and neighbors – don’t let anyone you care about waste almost $100 on something that’s free!
Spread the word to your friends and neighbors – don’t let anyone you care about waste almost $100 on something that’s free!