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2009 County Clerk News

Dutchess County Clerk Kendall Again Urges County Residents to be Aware of Letters Being Sent to Homeowners

Published: 4/8/2009

For More Information Contact:

Bryan Cranna, Deputy County Clerk
(845) 486-2195

Poughkeepsie… Dutchess County Clerk Bradford Kendall is again urging Dutchess County residents to be very aware of a New York City-based land  record company that  is again mailing  letters to county residents informing them, that for a fee of $59.50, the company can retrieve a certified copy of their deed and mail it back to them.  On their webpage, the company states that they will obtain a copy of the deed from the County Clerk’s office.

“This is nothing more than an opportunity and quick way to make money off of the hardworking residents of Dutchess County,” Clerk Kendall said.

Clerk Kendall continued, “There is no reason a Dutchess County resident would need to reach out to a third party to obtain a certified copy of their deed from my office.  We routinely provide a certified copy of a person’s deed for a fee of $6.00. We only accept a check, money order or cash.  This company is asking for credit card numbers, which is another red flag for this company.”

Anyone who receives this letter from this record retrieval company, and has questions about their deed or any other legal document may contact County Clerk Kendall at 845-486-2374.