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High Fees Not Required for Property Deed Copies

Greene County’s Recorder of Deeds is warning real estate owners to be aware of high-priced offers for copies of property deeds.

Cheryl Dawson-Spaulding says a Jefferson City company is offering to provide homeowners copies of their property deeds for $87.  She says that’s just one of several companies offering the copies at a high price.  She says, while that’s not illegal, it’s much higher than the Recorder’s fee of $1 per page.  Most property deeds are no longer than two pages.

She says most homeowners already have their original property deed in their possession.  She says the Jefferson City company appears to be targeting new homeowners.

According to the Recorder of Deed’s office, the company’s $87 offer also includes a property profile, which contains much of the same information that's available for free from the Greene County Assessor.

To access the Greene County Assessor’s property records, click here then click “Name Search” or visit their office at the Greene County Historic Courthouse, Room 35.

To obtain a copy of your property deed, contact the Recorder’s office at 868-4068 or visit the office at the Greene County Courthouse, Room 100.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.