Scam Alert: Oakland County Clerk/ROD warns residents about companies charging fees for services the office offers for free
Oakland County, MichiganClerk/Register of DeedsScam Alert: Oakland County Clerk/ROD warns residents about companies charging fees for services the office offers for free

Scam Alert: Oakland County Clerk/ROD warns residents about companies charging fees for services the office offers for free

Dec. 4, 2014, PONTIAC � Oakland County Clerk/Register of Deeds Lisa Brown is warning residents about companies that charge fees for services that the county offers for free.

�If you get a solicitation from a company offering to help you access property records, please disregard it and call our office,� Brown said. �My staff is here to assist Oakland County residents at absolutely no charge. There will always be unscrupulous companies offering to �help� property owners. I want to make sure our residents understand that these often are scams and that property records are available at our office for $1 per page.�

The Oakland County Register of Deeds Office retains property records for Oakland County. Access to these documents is available at the office or through two online resources: U.S. Land Records and the county�s new Super Index.

The Oakland County Register of Deeds Office can be reached at (248) 858-0597. The website is http://www.oakgov.com/clerkrod; click on the green �Search for Property Records� icon on the right side of the page. Residents can visit the office at 1200 N. Telegraph Road in Pontiac. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.