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Essex County may put records online

March 22, 2011
By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer

ELIZABETHTOWN - Essex County is considering putting some of its records online.

Initially, only deeds, mortgages and state Adirondack Park Agency permits would go online. Further down the road, lawsuits and court judgments could also go online, Board of Supervisors Chairman Randy Douglas, D-Jay, told the Enterprise Monday.

County Clerk Joe Provoncha told the board's Finance Committee Monday that he is ready to put these records online, if the board wants to, and wanted to know whether the board would want to make them available for free or charge for them. Most counties that put such records online now charge for them.

"I think it would be a great service," said committee Chairman Tom Scozzafava, R-Moriah.

"And it's a money-maker," Provoncha added.

Records are currently available at the county clerk's office. Copies cost 65 cents per page.


Contact Nathan Brown at 518-891-2600 ext. 26 or



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