To the Editor:
Lee County home buyers and sellers who would like more information about the new requirements for filing property deeds are invited to attend a free class hosted by Clerk Kevin Karnes.
The class will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 16 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Cape Coral Public Library, located at 921 SW 39th Terrace in Cape Coral.
Attendees will learn about recording property deeds and the new requirements in response to a change in Florida law. HB 1419 initiated a property fraud prevention pilot program to make it harder to file fraudulent deeds. Lee County was chosen to be the state’s pilot location for the new program.
In addition to the new deed requirements, the class will also cover general deed information, notary requirements and information on how to help safeguard your property from fraud through the Lee Clerk’s Property Fraud Alert. The free service notifies property owners when a deed, mortgage or other document with their name has been recorded. To learn more and register for this service, visit leeclerk.org/fraudulent.
Attendees will also be able to ask general questions about Clerk’s Office services. However, the Clerk’s Office is prohibited from providing legal advice.
The class is free, but registration is required. To register for this event or view upcoming seminars, please visit leeclerk.org/seminar.
This class is part of the “How To” series provided by the Lee Clerk’s Office to educate the community about all of the resources available to them. Recorded tutorials of past “How To” classes are available at leeclerk.org/howto.
Senior Communications Strategist