County Clerk Speaks at Manhasset-Port Washington Kiwanis Meeting
Pictured Port Washington Kiwanis Secretary & Treasurer Jerry Rudnick, Port Washington Kiwanis President Kathy Levinson, Nassau County Clerk Maureen O'Connell, Town of North Hempstead Councilwoman Dina DiGiorgio and Town of North Hempstead Town Clerk Leslie Gross

(Mineola, NY)  Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell was the guest speaker at a meeting of the Manhasset-Port Washington Kiwanis Club at the Port Washington Yacht Club.  Clerk O’Connell spoke with members about the services the Clerk’s office provides to the community including the processing and maintenance of the County’s land and court records, and how to file business papers at the Clerk’s Office. Another service discussed was the recording of Veteran Certificate of Release and Discharge (DD-214) papers free of charge.  As an incentive for veterans to take advantage of this service, Clerk O’Connell talked about the Nassau Veterans Recognition Program which offers Veterans discounts at participating businesses throughout Nassau County for recording their discharge papers.

Clerk O’Connell also advised residents about mass mailings for costly deed retrieval services, some of which cost 1000% more than the Clerk’s Office fees, and to disregard such offers. These deceptive solicitations advise homeowners they need to purchase a certified copy of their deed which actually can be obtained directly from the Clerk’s office for a nominal fee.  She cautioned homeowners should be aware of other types of scams seen at the Clerk’s office and initiatives she has undertaken to assist and protect residents.