DEAR JEFF: My wife and I paid off our mortgage several years ago. I can’t find my deed, and the bank that held the mortgage has changed ownership and is no help. Is there a way I can get a copy of my deed? Thanks, “The Deed Is Done”

Dear “Deed is Done”: Yes, there is. Go to the county clerk’s office in the county in which your home is located. They should be able to assist you to locate the deed and print a copy for you.

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