Douglas County Assessor/Register of Deeds Launches New Records-Search Program
Last Updated on Friday, 04 March 2016 15:01
Subscribers will be able to search thousands of property records online
Beginning March 15, 2016, when you want more information about a piece of property in Douglas County, you simply can go online to get it. On that day, the Douglas County Assessor/Register of Deeds office will have a special kickoff of its new, long-anticipated property-records-search application called “Archive Access”, also known as the index-book search. The application makes thousands upon thousands of historical property-record images available to users via the web. Until now, some images only were available back to 1987.
We have waited years for this to happen. It’s been a long, detailed process,” said Diane Battiato, Douglas County Assessor/Register of Deeds. “Users of our office have asked us time and again to make this essential search tool available to them. Now we have, and we are very pleased.”
In order to familiarize themselves with the new service, Battiato said that users can attend a kick-off demonstration on March 15, from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., on the fourth floor of the DOT.Comm building, 408 S. 18th St. Battiato added that they also will schedule short training sessions, following the kickoff, for those who want to have a hands-on experience.
According to Battiato, Archive Access is step 2 in her plan to have the Register of Deeds side of the office completely online within the next couple of years. Battiato said that step 1 occurred in 1993. At that time, the computerized indexing process was enhanced by the scanning of documents to reduce paper files.
“The final step,” she explained, “is installing a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, web-based land-records-management system. It will provide a full spectrum of electronic-records-management services, such as auto indexing, e-recording, 24/7 records accessibility, and public access county portals. Also, it will integrate easily with other county systems, in the future.”