Digitizing Assessor Records in 2018
Tom J. Bordonaro, Jr.
3/6/2018 8:08:02 AM
The County Assessor's Office is in the process of scanning its files and documents and moving to a paperless, digital environment.
The Assessor's Office maintains thousands of property files and relies heavily on the manual distribution, storage and retrieval of paper documents. Needless to say, that much paper takes up a lot of space and weighs literally tens of thousands of pounds. In fact, storing all those files is stressing the structural integrity of the County Government Center.
As a result, the Assessor has begun a project that will ultimately digitize all files and documents to create an electronic document management system. In 2017, the Board of Supervisors approved a request from the Assessor for funding of the project, which will utilize an existing County information management system called Open Text.
The project is expected to cost a little more than $1.5-million, with funding coming from reserves in both the Assessor's and Information Technology departments.
Read more about this ambitious project at Digitizing Assessor Records in 2018.