ALERT: Deed Scams

According to the Grundy County Clerk and Recorder Kay Olson, property owners are the target of a recent scam involving deeds and local property records. A Grundy County resident was repeatedly contacted by Records Recovery Services of Naperville. This company provides copies of deeds and charges homeowners an $87 service fee.

It is not necessary to pay a third-party to print a copy of your deed for you. When a piece of property is transferred legally, the transaction is recorded in the county recorder’s office. If you misplace an original copy of your deed, the recorder’s office can provide you a new copy for a fee of $2-4, depending on the page count.

Please contact the Grundy County Recorder’s office at (815) 941-3224 or visit them in person at the Grundy County courthouse if you have any questions.