An Indianapolis-based company offering to sell Starke County property owners copies of their deeds is not affiliated with county government. Starke County Recorder Lisa Minix says several people have received official-looking letters from “Local Records Office.” The company has an Indianapolis address and toll-free telephone number.
The letter offers a “property profile” which includes the address, owner’s name, comparable values, legal description property history and public and private schools report for an $89 “processing fee.”
Minix says property owners can obtain a copy of their deed from her office for $1 per page. Click Deed Letter to view a copy of what “Local Records Office” is sending. Any Starke County property owner with questions can call the Recorder’s office at 574-772-9109.