Searching for public records in Arapahoe County is now as easy as googling your own name, thanks to a new website the Clerk and Recorder’s Office launched on March 2.
Residents, real estate professionals, journalists and amateur historians can now use a single-box search engine similar to Google or Bing to find property records and marriage licenses dating back to 1979. Within the next few months, all public records dating back to the County’s founding in 1861 will be available via the website, as well as digital images of each document.
“Up until now the process of searching for records wasn’t exactly user-friendly for the general public. Our new cloud search tool will feel familiar for anyone who’s ever used Google and will allow them to find what they’re looking for much more quickly,” Deputy Director of Recording Juan Guzman said.
Improvements include a text box search feature, “full text” searching that scans all the text in a document and 24/7 customer service via a live chat feature. The new site will also allow users to request electronic certified copies of recorded documents, saving time, postage and travel to the headquarter office in Littleton.
The new website was created by GovOS, a software design firm specializing in serving local governments. Guzman and Recording Manager Cassandra Sale worked closely with the GovOS team to ensure the new website will be easier to use while generating faster, more accurate results.