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Polk County Local Government takes steps to help keep residents safe using new PropertyCheck software

The Polk County Register of Deeds has implemented Cott Systems’ PropertyCheck to help protect Polk County residents from potential property and mortgage fraud.

The 24/7 service allows residents to sign up on the Register of Deeds office’s website at https://cotthosting.com/ncpolkexternal/sentry/home.aspx to receive notifications when official documents are recorded on their property. Residents can activate alerts based on their name. There is no cost to participate.

The Polk County Register of Deeds office is working in partnership with Cott Systems to offer this no-cost solution to help residents feel safer about their properties and online security.

“Records in many states are made available for viewing online which makes it easier to track recordings of your property but it does require persistence and, in some cases, costs the taxpayer for access,” said Mark Hellbusch, President of Cott Systems. “This solution eliminates the time associated with searching on your name or property by alerting you via email or text message when a document has been recored that matches the alerts that you activated.”

Register of Deeds Sheila Whitmire said, “I’m excited to be able to provide this service to the citizens of Polk County. Hopefully this will help see the concerns of property fraud.”

Polk County residents can sign up for PropertyCheck alerts at https://cotthosting.com/ncpolkexternal/sentry/home.aspx.

Questions can be directed to the Polk County Register of Deeds at (828) 894-8450.

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