On a copy a resident brought to Wood's office, the notice listed a September purchase or transfer date. Wood said when his office searched for the name on the form, records didn't show anything was transferred on that date.
Upon a phone call from the Charleston Daily Mail, a customer service representative with Record Transfer Services said the company does provide customers with a copy of the deed and the $83 fee is just what the company charges.
When asked about the purchase or transfer date, the representative said it should reflect activity on the property.
Wood encourages the public to contact the county clerk's office before spending $83 on the deed.
"If they feel comfortable with just throwing it in the trash, that's fine. If they feel they need to contact our office to see what's on record, we will do everything in our power to help out and to see what's going on with their property," Wood said.
Contact writer Andrea Lannom at Andrea.Lan...@dailymail.com or 304-348-5148.