The Linn County Recorder’s Office announced today that its office has implemented Cott Systems PropertyCheck to help protect Linn County residents from potential property and mortgage fraud. The service is a 24/7 service that allows residents to sign up on the county’s website to receive email or text notifications if documents listing their name(s) are recorded in Linn County. The software is free to both Linn County and its residents.
“Records in many states are made available for viewing online at no cost or sometimes for a fee, which makes it easier to track recordings on your property, but it does require persistence from the property owner and, in some cases, costs the taxpayer for access,” said Bob Mains, Vice President of IT at Cott Systems. “This solution eliminates the time associated with doing a search on your name by alerting the resident by email or text message when a document has been recorded that matches the alerts they activated.”
“We are excited to provide this service to Linn County residents,” said Joan McCalmant, Linn County Recorder. “By signing up for this free service on our website, residents will receive a notification if a document is recorded in Linn County that matches the information they entered in the PropertyCheck system. There is no fool-proof method of preventing fraud, but our office has taken extra steps to help protect our residents from the potential of land fraud.”
Linn County residents can sign up for Cott PropertyCheck alerts on the Linn County Recorder’s website at www.linncountyrecorder.com.
Please contact the Linn County Recorder’s Office at (319) 892-5420 for more information.
For more information about Cott Systems, visit www.CottSystems.com.