It’s not illegal, but it is a ripoff. Tulsa County Clerk Michael Willis says someone is sending out letters telling people they need a certified copy of the deed to their home, and offering one for somewhere around $100. Willis says the problem is you can get one from his office for two-dollars. He says most people already have a certified deed from when they purchased the property, but even if you need one you shouldn’t pay anywhere near what the letter writers are asking. If you need an un-certified copy of a deed, the Clerk’s Office will email you one free of charge.
Any questions you have about certified deeds can be answered by calling or emailing the Tulsa County Clerk’s Office.