A Scriba resident who purchased property in October recently received solicitations from two companies based in Albany, NY. The companies offered to provide a “property assessment profile” or a “property report” and a copy of the deed for $87. The solicitations are similar to ones that circulated in recent years from a company in California.
“This information is public record and available on our website. Please don’t waste $87 for this free information,” said Real Property Director Betsy Knapp. Property descriptions and tax records are posted on the County Real Property Tax website at http://rptsweb.oswegocounty.com/search.aspx.
County Clerk Michael Backus said that when a piece of property is legally transferred, the new transaction is recorded in the Clerk’s Office and the new owner will receive the original deed. Landowners can get a certified copy of their deed for $5 at the County Clerk’s office at 46 E. Bridge St., Oswego.
Those who have questions may call the County Clerk’s Office weekdays at 315-349-8621, or the Real Property Tax Service at 315-349-8315, or visit the offices in the County Office Building, 46 E. Bridge St., Oswego.