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    Name: Dallas County recorder Open House
    Date: October 17, 2017
    Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM CDT
    Event Description:
    Date: September 26, 2017 Contact: Chad C. Airhart
    Adel, Iowa – Since taking office in 2011, County Recorder Chad Airhart has been on a mission to make
    Dallas County more efficient, not only for the functions of government, but also for his constituents. Recently,
    Airhart and his staff completed a major project making the Dallas County Recorder’s office more efficient.
    With the completion of this project, searching records in Dallas County just got a whole lot easier. In the past
    to search for recorded documents, you had to drive to Adel and come into the Recorder’s Office. This could
    be a laborious effort searching through old heavy record books. Today, with Cott Systems, the Recorder’s
    software system, the public can access millions of recorded public records 24/7 from anywhere with an
    internet connection.
    This has been a multi-year project, that now has indexed and imaged records back to the late 1960s, and
    historic records imaged on a historical records webpage back to Dallas County’s first recorded record book in
    1850. All of these records can be searched, viewed, and printed from anywhere.
    Recorder Airhart said “Every day the Recorder’s staff is faced with challenges to satisfy the requests of the
    public. With the completion of this project, we can provide better and more efficient service, saving us and the
    customer time and money.” The Recorder’s Office processes more than 25,000 documents a year. Additionally
    the Dallas County Recorder issues thousands of vital records, registers vehicles not designed for the road
    (snowmobile, boats & ATVs) for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and serves as a passport
    acceptance facility for the U.S. State Department. “We have advanced the office technologically with the
    addition of software from Cott Systems, and this has helped us to improve our processes to do more with the
    same amount of staff, efficiently accommodating the needs of one of the fastest growing counties in America.”
    While the public sees greater access to records there are also other benefits of this projects completion. The
    county now has a complete digital library of all of its records, so in the event of a disaster where physical
    records might be lost; there will be a continuity of government in the Recorder’s office, uninterrupted due to
    record loss. Additionally, because the physical record books will no longer be needed in the Recorder’s
    physical space, they can be moved to offsite storage, saving much needed valuable space within the courthouse
    where the Recorder’s office is located.
    Dallas County, Iowa
    Hon. Chad C. Airhart, Recorder
    801 Court Street ~ P. O. Box 38 ~ Adel, Iowa 50003-0038
    Telephone: 515-993-5804 ~ Fax: 515-993-5970
    Dalas County Recorder Office---Dallas County Courthouse
    801 Court Street Room 203
    Date/Time Information:
    1:30-3:30 pm
    Contact Information:
    Chad Airhart
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