Broward County Property Appraiser Marty Kiar announced a new Owner Alert program – a FREE service designed to help you protect your property from scams or fraud by notifying you if a document is received by our office changing the ownership of your property.
Property fraud is a very serious issue! Criminals can record fraudulent deeds transferring ownership and then try to mortgage, sell, or rent the property. Owner Alert helps stop these unlawful acts. Let’s work together to protect your home from possible fraud.
Subscribing to this service is quick and easy – simply visit the Property Appraiser’s website at https://web.bcpa.net/owneralert to register your property. You will need your Property ID# (which can be obtained on the site while registering) as well as your Florida driver’s license or Florida ID number to complete the registration. For the owner to register their rental property, there is an additional proof of ownership required. There is no fee for this service and you can unsubscribe at any time.
Ownership records are changed based on deeds recorded with the Broward County Records Division and then provided to BCPA office. BCPA has no legal authority to determine whether a deed is fraudulent. Once registered, Owner Alert will notify you if there is a change of ownership to your property and provide you with important information. If you believe a deed recorded on your property is fraudulent, this early notification allows you to notify law enforcement and stop scammers in their tracks. Your home is your most valuable investment.
If you have any questions about the Owner Alert notification service, please call 954-357-5579 or email BCPA at [email protected]