Recorder’s office will stop filing at noon on June 17

Clint ColeEditor

Chad Airhart, Dallas County Recorder, has announced that his office is migrating files into a new online software through Cott Systems. The Recorder’s office will have a cutoff time for recording of noon on Friday, June 17 so they can start the process of getting the last of their files into the online system.

The new system will be live when the Recorder’s office opens on Monday, June 20 at 8 a.m.

“Cott Systems software will do a great deal to modernize the Dallas County Recorder’s Office,” said Airhart in a news release.

According to a news release, the software switch is being paid for out of a special fund set aside by the State of Iowa for record preservation and digitization of records, meaning the county’s budget will not be affected by the move.

Once the system goes live, anybody will be able to access Dallas County deeds and pertinent real estate documents on the internet, something that has been a multi-year project for Airhart.

“Preserving our county records and ensuring local access has been a central goal of mine,” said Airhart in a news release. “I’ve always been concerned about adequate backup of official records but in particular, our historical land documents.”