We are thrilled to have entered a new digital space with the launch of a Recorder Database website for the Pottawattamie County Recorder’s Office. The site houses digital index books of lots and land transfer records that date between 1853 and 1989.
“The primary responsibility of the County Recorder is to preserve public documents and to make those documents available to the public,” said Andrew Moats, Pottawattamie County’s Recorder. “The new index book database does just that in a modern and intuitive way.”
”The database will allow title searchers, attorneys, real estate agents and the general public to easily find the document they are looking for and save them a trip into the courthouse while also preserving these documents for future generations.Andrew D. MoatsRecorder, Pottawattamie County
Website visitors can search the index books by category (lands, lots, or both), year, and the first letter from the transaction’s last name. Once the desired index is found, visitors can click a “Help” button in the menu that prompts them to request a digital copy of the record from the Recorder’s Office.
Ultimately, we hope the new site will ease in-person handling of the index books at the courthouse, enabling the documents to be better preserved for years to come! The digitization of the books also makes it more convenient for residents and staff members to find records.
A huge thank you to the Pottawattamie County Recorder’s Office for trusting us with this project! We look forward to helping more offices and counties move their records online. View the Recorder Database website for an idea of how we could digitize your records, or contact us for a demo at firstname.lastname@example.org.