County launches property record alert

Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise recently introduced Property Record Alert, a free automated email alert system to help Summit County residents safeguard against property record fraud.

Property Record Alert notifies property owners when any documents are recorded using their personal information. It generates and sends automated email alerts detailing the recordings, which residents can use to determine whether acts of fraud have been committed, or if the recordings are valid.

“While it doesn’t happen often in Summit County, we have seen an uptick in title theft and deed fraud over the past couple of years,” said Scalise. “So as a proactive measure, I am proud to offer this free monitoring system to all Summit County property owners.”

To sign up, visit and click on “Property Record Alert.” Email alerts can be configured based on first and last names, or business names.

Summit County residents who receive an alert that appears suspicious or fraudulent can contact the Summit County Fiscal Office Recorder Division by calling 330-643-2712 or emailing ∞