News Release

DATE: November 16, 2005

SUBJECT: Property Deeds

CONTACT: Sandy Wegman, Recorder, Kane County

PHONE: (630) 232-5949 FAX: (630) 232-5940

EMAIL: wegmansandy@kanecountyrecorder.net

The Recorder’s Office has received several inquires regarding letters received by local citizens from a company with a Northbrook, IL address on its letterhead, offering to get them a Certified Copy of their Deed for $85 plus $4.50 postage and handling. The letter states “If you don’t already have this most important document, you should obtain one now. This document provides evidence that your property was transferred to you.” Most likely this deed was included in the papers that came with your mortgage package.

If not, the Kane County Recorder’s Office will provide a copy for $1 per page or $25 for a Certified Copy.

It should be noted that the document numbers contained in these letters are a part of our system. Copies of these solicitation letters are being forwarded to the State’s Attorney’s Office for their review to insure that all applicable laws are being followed.

Should anyone have a concern regarding any letter they receive referring to real estate they own and have questions, they may contact this office at (630) 232-5935.