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(Riverhead, NY) - Suffolk County Clerk Judith A. Pascale would like to remind all homeowners to refrain from wasting money on a variety of companies offering to sell certified copies of deeds at a cost of up to 1,200% more than what a person would pay to receive the same copy through the Clerk’s Office.

"Although new regulations have gone into effect regarding the practice of these companies which offer to sell you a copy of your deed; these letters can often be confusing and give the impression and create a sense of urgency regarding the false need for a certified copy of your deed," commented Suffolk County Clerk Judith A. Pascale. "As a result of these companies’ practices, my office has again been inundated with calls from Suffolk County homeowners who are confused and perplexed.” Specifically, a company known as National Deed Service has recently targeted many areas of Suffolk County.

"Some of the most common questions can be summed up in the following statements; first there is no general sense of urgency to have a copy of your deed on hand at all times. Second, if you should ever need a certified copy of your deed, my office stands ready to provide you with a certified copy of your deed for a small fee that is usually five dollars,” concluded Suffolk County Clerk Judith A. Pascale.

"Should you need any further information, or wish to purchase a certified copy of your deed, you may contact the Suffolk County Clerk’s Office at 310 Center Drive in Riverhead or online at

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