About Our Technology Project
We are proud to announce that the time is quickly approaching to activate the technological update of our land records and public service phases. Our court phase has been met with great success and the feedback we have received from the legal community has been overwhelmingly positive. We hope that our real estate community and the public at large will be just as satisfied with the new features we have to offer.
To begin with some technical information in advance, the date of our activation will be Monday, June 13. To accomplish this, our online services will go offline at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, June 10 and work will continue throughout the weekend to meet our target goal. Please plan your work schedules around this brief interruption in the online service.
A new pricing structure will be in place for online services, effective July 1, 2022. The great majority of our online subscribers carry plans for both the land and court data services and there will be a small reduction in their monthly subscription price. The combined package cost for both services will be $65.00, down from the current price of $75.00. Additional users will cost $25.00 per user login.
Going forward, only the combined service will be available. Researchers who primarily use either the land or court side of the service have largely concurred that the need to cross over into the alternate data occurs often enough that a subscription to both has proven to be useful. Land research leads often leads to legal matters and vice versa and the whole package is a convenient way to have it all available and more efficient than ever given the similarities afforded by this latest upgrade.
Currently, subscribers are automatically renewed monthly but the new system will require the user to initialize the renewal on a monthly basis. The process will still be easy with the stored payment of choice available and an annual payment plan is being studied for those who would opt for long term service.
Many features for this new system are sure to be of interest to the general public as well as the real estate community, including the introduction of our fully enhanced electronic recording model. We will also offer a 24 hour subscription for short-term research as well as improved search features including mortgage and conveyance indexes searchable back to the 1800s.
We will be sending a more detailed communication regarding all the new features of the upgrade soon but want to make this information available that is needed in advance of the activation. Thank you again for your patronage of our online systems throughout the years and we hope you will find this latest upgrade beneficial and worthwhile.
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