Date: November 13, 2012

Subject: Kane County Title Companies

Contact: Sandy Wegman, Kane County Recorder

Phone:(630) 232-5949 Fax: (630) 232-5940

The Recorder’s Office has begun receiving inquiries regarding letters received by local citizens from a Norwalk, CA company with an official-looking letterhead telling them they need to purchase a copy of the deed for their property.

These notices, sent by “Local Records Office”, tell recipients that they can receive a copy of their property deed and a “complete property profile” by sending $89.

It should be noted that the document numbers contained in these letters are a part of our system. The information available at the Recorder’s Office includes deeds, mortgages, liens, and court judgments. This information is readily available online and at the Recorder’s Office. Online documents can be printed, free of charge; certified copies cost $32; and copies purchased from the Recorder’s Office cost $1/page.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hestitate to contact the Recorder’s Office at 630-232-5935