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Pinal Co. recorder: Be wary of private firms overcharging for deeds

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The Pinal County Recorder's Office said Monday residents can obtain a copy of their property deed for a small fee, not the $100 private firms are charging.

The reminder comes on the heels of carefully worded letters to selected property owners in Pinal County from a Phoenix-based firm charging residents the $100 fee.  

"We encourage property owners to check with us before paying a large sum for a copy of their deed," said Pinal County Recorder Virginia Ross. 

The Recorder's Office can be reached at 520-866-6830 during regular business hours. Ross said she encourages homeowners  to review their recorded documents by clicking on the Document Search link at  

The Pinal County assessor said his office also maintains a record of ownership for real estate in Pinal County. The public can check on their property at no charge by visiting

While it is not illegal for private firms to charge a fee to provide a copy of public documents, the appropriate local county office may be able to provide deed and property ownership information free or for a small sum, Ross said in a statement.

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