One of the systems used for Pasco County court records was installed in the late 1970’s.
But now thousands of records are being transferred to new high tech formats that will soon allow people to look up criminal court documents from home.
The upgrade is just part of an overhaul that Clerk & Comptroller Paula O’Neil is putting in place.
“I don’t know if it’s behind the times but we had a lot of aged systems. So we’ve been really moving systems trying to serve people on line rather than in line and from the convenience of their home,” said O’Neil.
The court is now offering several new features that can make mundane tasks a whole lot easier and save you money.
Want to build a fence? Instead of paying hundreds for a property survey, you can now go on-line and view what’s called a plat map showing your neighborhood property lines.
Want to get a jump on properties going up for auction? Pasco’s tax deed list is now available on-line too.
So you can do you homework ahead of time.
“It will list the parcel number, the information, so you can do your background check before you would actually go to a live auction,” said Kim Kraengel who is heading up the clerk’s project.
“Hillsborough County has these already on their website and I know a lot of surveyors and people have been waiting for us to get them up and we are up and running,” said Kraengel.
The revamped records office just re-opened Monday.
But the goal is to make as much accessible from home, so you don’t even have to come in.