The Jackson County Register of Deeds office announced last week they have implemented Cott Systems’ PropertyCheck in their office to help protect Jackson County residents/property owners from potential property and mortgage fraud.

The 24/7 service allows residents/owners to sign up on the Register of Deeds website http://deeds.jacksonnc.org/External to receive notifications when official documents are recorded on their property. Residents/owners can activate alerts based on their name, property address or parcel number.

The Jackson County Register of Deeds works in partnership with Cott Systems to offer this no-cost solution, helping residents/owners feel safer about their properties and online security.

“Records in many states are made available for viewing online which makes it easier to track recordings on your property, but it does require persistence and, in some cases, costs the taxpayer for access,” said Drew Sheppard, president of Cott Systems. “This solution eliminates the time associated with searching on your name or property by alerting you via email or text message when a document has been recorded that matches the alerts that you activated.”

“With all the current fraud and scams going on in our country, we wanted to help residents and owners feel protected with their property.” Register of Deeds Joe Hamilton said. “Hopefully, this will help give them peace of mind concerning their property ”

Jackson County residents can sign up for PropertyCheck alerts at http://deeds.jacksonnc.org/External/Sentry/Home.aspx.