The Washington County Clerk’s Office is now offering a free service to property owners to alert them of potential property fraud.
According to County Clerk Beth Rothermel, the service is provided by Washington County in partnership with Edoc Technologies, and is designed with the goal of reducing fraudulently-recorded documents that could potentially affect property ownership.
The service will notify users within 24 hours when a deed, mortgage, lien or other land record with their registered name on it has been recorded into the county’s official public records.
Individuals can register their name or names, along with an email address or cell phone number for contact. Rothermel encourages the registration of all variations of a person’s name, as the more names that are registered, the better the chance of a document being caught by the system.