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Letter aims to take advantage of Portage County property owners

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By Bonnie Shelton

PORTAGE COUNTY (WAOW)--The Portage County Register of Deeds office wants you to be aware of people trying to over-charge you for a certified copy of your property deed. 

The Register of Deeds says letters were sent to homes in Portage County indicating that the State Record Retrieval Board of Milwaukee will provide the certified copies of their deed for $87 dollars.

In reality, fees for a copy of your property deed from the Register of Deeds are just two dollars for the first page, plus one dollar for every additional page.

The office says deeds usually average one to two pages with a cost of around 4 dollars after certification. That's far less than the $87 dollars advertised in the letter.

If you have questions or need a certified copy of your property deed, call the Register of Deeds in the county where your property is located.

Online Reporter: Bonnie Shelton

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