NOTICES

 

Senate Bill 960 became law July 1, 2002

Tulsa County Clerk, Earlene Wilson, Announces

Senate Bill 960 which became law July 1, 2002, requires County Clerks to keep DD Form 214 records (Veteran records) separate from records available for public inspection.

A record of the names of veterans who have filed DD Forms 214 shall be made available for public inspection.

The only person authorized to view and copy the DD Form 214 is:

a. The veteran

b. The veteran’s spouse or child

c. A guardian for or a person having power of attorney for the veteran, the spouse or child, upon presentation of a court order showing such.

d. A representative of the United States Department of Veterans

e. A funeral director upon presentation of a contract signed by the person responsible for the funeral costs for the veteran.

f. A person authorized by the court to view or copy the DD Form 214 upon presentation of the court order.

The County Clerk shall record the names and addresses of the above person viewing and/or copying a DD Form 214.

The law also says a County Clerk shall not be liable or responsible for any harm or damages that may occur as a result of any person obtaining, copying or viewing a DD Form 214.


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January 12, 2008

Tulsa County Clerk Earlene Wilson is warning county residents to be on the look-out for a letter promising to provide a certified copy of their property deeds for a mere $69.50.

The same document can be obtained from the County Clerk's Office for $2.

"Lots of people don't know any better," Wilson said. "Lots of times it's the elderly who get taken advantage of."
At least three residents have called the Clerk's Office to question a letter they received from National Deed Service Inc. of Northbrook Ill., Wilson said. The letter states that a federal government Web site recommends that property owners should have an official or certified copy of their deeds.

"If you don't already have this important document, you may obtain one now," the letter continues.
The last three lines of the letter state that the company is not affiliated with any governmental agency and that "many government records are available free or at a nom inal cost from government agencies."

The company is not an accredited member of the Illinois Better Business Bureau. It does business as National Deed Service but is listed by its legal name, Illinois Deed Provider Inc., on the Better Business Bureau's Web site.

According to the Web site, Illinois Deed Provider has an unsatisfactory rating based on unanswered customer complaints and a pattern of consumer allegations.

The report states: "Consumers allege they were misled by the company's solicitations into thinking that Illinois Deed Provider was a governmental agency, and/or that the service provided was either necessary and/or official."

National Deed Service owner Barry Isaacson said this week that his company "is not doing anything wrong or illegal; we're providing a service."

For more information about acquiring a copy of your deed from the County Clerk's Office, call 596-5801.


June 30, 2007