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Property Fraud Alert

According to the FBI, property and mortgage fraud is one of the fastest growing white-collar crimes. Scammers file fraudulent deeds, making it appear as if they own the property. These scammers then trick people into giving them money to rent or buy those homes.

This type of fraud can go undetected if the property owner does not periodically check the Official Records. Although checking does not prevent the actual fraudulent activity from occurring, it does provide an early warning of what may have otherwise gone undetected.

The Lake County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller’s Office offers citizens a free Recording Notification Service via automated emails. Citizens can request monitoring of up to 5 different names per registered email address. When a document is recorded into the Official Records of Lake County with an identity that is being monitored, an email will automatically be sent to the provided email address.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Property Fraud Resources
Mailing Address
Lake County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller
ATTN: RECORDING
P.O. Box 7800
Tavares, FL 32778

Office Location
Lake County Courthouse (CH)
550 W. Main St., North Wing, 3rd Floor
Tavares, FL 32778
Phone: (352) 253-2600
Fax: (352) 253-2616