Putnam County residents weren't the only ones receiving a deed processing notice with an $83 price tag for a copy.
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey recently said complaints on these deed processing notices have been coming in from all across the state.
"These letters are not being sent by the county, nor are they official," Morrisey said in his office's news release.
"Most homeowners receive a copy of the deed to their property during the closing process when they purchased their home. If they no longer have their deed or cannot find it, they can contact their local county courthouse and get a copy of their deed from the county clerk, often at a much lower price than what this company is offering."
In the release, Morrisey also said he didn't want residents to think they had to purchase a deed by a "fake due date."
A week ago, Putnam County Clerk Brian Wood said several residents called his office to complain about the notices and had brought in a few copies.
In a previous interview with the Charleston Daily Mail, Wood said people didn't need to pay the $83 for the copy; they could get a copy from the clerk's office for $1.50.
Wood noted that most deeds are a few pages long, so it costs $1.50 for the first few pages and $1 for any following pages.
The front of the notice, which was brought into Wood's office, was from the Wilmington-based Record Transfer Services. The notice stated the company is not affiliated with West Virginia or the county recorder and noted people could purchase a copy of the grant or deed from the county recorder.
Upon a previous 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.