Deed scammers not legitimate

Some Kent County residents may receive an unsolicited letter from a company urging them to obtain an “official” or certified copy of the deed to their home, according to Kent County Clerk/Register of Deeds Mary Hollinrake.

The letter from National Deed Service Inc. wants to make county residents $59.50 poorer by ordering a copy of their deed through them, rather than the official keeper of real property records for only $3 or less.

County residents who want copies of their deeds need to know that they can obtain them directly from the Register of Deeds office. This can be done by either visiting the office at 300 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, or by going online to

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