You may need something besides aspirin to alleviate part of the sting of writing out those real estate tax checks twice a year, or, at the very least, perhaps you can rest easier knowing that a copy of your current property deed is on file with your local city, county, borough or parish Clerk of Court office. Many of these governments have developed online systems with recent -- or even most -- deed information available through online systems. If you chose not to subscribe to an online service, a personal visit will still satisfy your need for a replacement deed copy.
Call your local city, county, borough or parish Clerk of Court and ask to speak with the real estate office. Determine what information the staff will require to provide a copy of your deed, what hours the office is open and the address of the specific office you should visit.
Visit your local city, county, borough or parish Clerk of Court office at the address specified by your earlier telephone call, during the hours specified and with any documentation you were asked to bring.
Follow your local Clerk of Court website instructions to subscribe to its online data services. Locate and print off a copy of your property deed and plat.