Adams County Recorder Chris Moore said last week that his office continues to make necessary upgrades and advancements to the office. Elected two years ago, Moore said the office improvements are more than just a fresh coat of paint and some new smiling faces.
“We strive for 100% perfection and excellence in customer service,” said Recorder Moore. “It is my belief, even though we are a small county, we can accomplish extraordinary things with new ideas and leadership.”
Moore said that last year the office launched the new Veterans ID Card program with the full support of the Adams County Commissioners. This program allows local Veterans in Adams County to be able to obtain an ID card free of charge. Moore said there is no longer a need to drive to another county and wait in line for a service that should be provided right here at home.
In addition, after months of negotiations, the office was able to upgrade to a new state-of-the-art recording software in June of 2021, at no additional expense to the taxpayers of Adams County. “The new software is user-friendly and provides excellent cyber security at no extra charge,” said Moore. Soon there will be a fraud alert program to offer individual notifications for each citizen who chooses to participate.
In January, Moore said his office secured $372,000 in grand funding with the assistance of the County Commissioners. The funding is being used to digitize documents all the way back to 1925. “We are currently online back to 1995, so this is a significant achievement for the office,” said Moore. “This will allow documents to be searchable and viewable online by the public and also provides another safety mechanism for documents to be preserved in case of a natural disaster.”
One last service the office is working on is a partnership between Auditor David Gifford and Engineer Lee Pertuset. Beginning soon, the county will begin offering the option of “e-recording”. This will allow documents to be sent electronically for recording and should reduce any lag time of sending documents via US Mail. Moore said this feature is also at no additional cost to taxpayers.
“I appreciate the trust that the people of Adams County have bestowed upon me and the opportunity to serve as your County Recorder,” said Moore.