8/1/2019 4:21:00 PM County documents
can be accessed on
web at Landshark
Now-a-days where people have come to expect instant access to information, one of the most document intensive Chisago county departments is keeping up with the demand, and even leading public records colleagues elsewhere when it comes to information access.
Janet Converse, Chisago County Recorder, is overseeing efforts underway to both digitize vintage land records while also bringing newer paperwork to the Internet.
Converse shared with the County Board that Chisago County was recognized during the Public Records Association professional conference in South Carolina, last winter, for its web-based document search and printing function. The county developed a system where deeds, etc easily can be accessed without even traveling to the recorder’s offices, working with the county’s software vendor Trimin.
Go to the county’s main webpage which leads you to a grouping of icons at the bottom, select “Landshark” documents and you can search a parcel by address or PIN and access records attached to that parcel (from 1988 and forward.)
Converse said, “It is exciting to have these enhancements for the public.” This makes it simpler for someone who needs a document. They don’t have to connect with the recorder’s office during business hours and they can pull what they need, create an account and password and get the material without having to go to the government center. The page is integrated with the county’s tax information data and GIS (geographic information) so users don’t have to search multiple places, Converse added.
The next big thing on the horizon will be the ability to register for notices when any document has been filed against your property. You will be able to register under our PIN or your property owner name or a business name.
Converse said this notification system is coming soon, the focus now is the loading of historical tract index onto the electronic files.