MALONE — Land records held by the Franklin County Clerk’s Office will soon be available online.
For a user fee that has not been negotiated yet, the general public, attorneys, banks, realtors and other businesses nationwide will be able to access and print the data they need, said Deputy County Clerk Kip Cassavaw.
The county is already contracting with Info Quick Solutions of Syracuse for management of its digital records until November 2014, and County Clerk Wanda Murtagh wants to amend that agreement to fold online service in.
“This company will supply it all and split the revenue up to a certain percentage,” Cassavaw recently told legislators.
The company will receive quarterly payments of $300 and split the transaction fees 60/40 with the county for billing up to $20,000. It will offer a 20/80 split on quarterly billings from $20,000 and beyond.
Murtagh said that any revenue made from the transactions will be put back into improvements for the records system to digitize even more images and make them available online, as well.
Cassavaw said the office has wanted to add this service for its customers for three years but brought online gradually and made sure it worked well before offering it to the public.
He said users on the south end of the county will no longer have to drive to Malone to look at land records because they can be viewed from anywhere there is computer access.
Attorneys and other professionals using the system can better plan for property-transaction closings and check on mortgage histories and other records more easily.
Each user will be provided a unique password to log into the system, Cassavaw said, and it is a completely different from the county’s everyday computer network so there are no security issues.
For more information, call the County Clerk’s Office at 481-1681.
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