Jackson County Reminds Citizens
of Public Records Availability

June 4, 2013 (KANSAS CITY, MO) – Jackson County officials are reminding citizens that documents recorded with the county are easily accessible either on-line or through the Jackson County Recorder of Deeds Office. 

The county has recently become aware of some private companies sending letters to local property owners and offering their services to obtain a copy of a property deed for the citizen, often for an expensive fee.

“Unfortunately, this is an issue that we see all too often with private companies attempting to prey on our citizens for services that are available for little or no charge,” said Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders. “Property deeds are public documents that are readily available at all times. I urge all of our citizens to avoid falling victim to these unnecessary services.”

Documents filed with the Jackson County Recorder of Deeds Office are available in one of two ways. Most records are available on-line on the Recorder of Deeds webpage at www.jacksongov.org. On-line documents can be viewed and printed for free. 

If citizens are unable to obtain the documents on-line, they may obtain a copy of their property deed directly from the county for a small copying fee. Copying fees are only $2 for the first page and only $1 for each additional page.

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