The Pierce County Auditor’s Office records 250,000 public documents each year, including deeds, liens, foreclosures, maps and more. Approximately 38,000 people visit the Auditor’s Office website to access these records.
“Providing easy access to important public documents is a top priority,” said Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson. “Creating a public access portal where citizens can help themselves is an efficient and exciting way to do it.”
This week, the Auditor rolled out a new version of its public access document search.Functionally, the search tools will be familiar. However, four important changes make records searches easier for the public:
· Compatibility with a wider variety of computer browsers.
· More intuitive menu options with an improved look and feel.
· A simplified process to print free copies.
· Quick retrieval of related documents, without additional searching.
The system has been tested with a few of Pierce County’s frequent users. Here’s what they had to say about the improvements:
“I am most impressed. I’ve been using this site exclusively for my research, and once I found my way around, it has worked better than the existing site by far, and much more user friendly.”
“At first glance, this test site just looks better. I couldn’t stand the cartoonish look before. This is so much nicer … more professional looking.”
More information about the Auditor’s Office is available at www.piercecountyauditor.org.