PREPARE FOR GROWTH

“If you want to grow, you have to plan ahead. Cott Systems has helped us to be prepared for the future.”
—Tanner Salyers, County Recorder, Knox County, OH

A Robust Solution for a Growing County

"...with the help of Cott Systems, we have been able to scan and index all of the records in our archive—including a deed from the actual Johnny Appleseed—and make it accessible and searchable for all of our constituents. That makes land researching a lot more efficient. And, that allows us to keep up with the pace of growth.”
- Tanner Salyers, County Recorder

KNOX COUNTY: At a glance
Founded in 1808, Knox County has land records going back to 1805—making it likely the oldest recorded county in the state of Ohio.

CHALLENGE: A new employer triggers unexpected growth
Knox County Recorder Tanner Salyers has a challenge. With the recent announcement of a massive new chip manufacturer moving into the area, his county is looking at potential resident growth of as much
as 25% in the coming years. Tanner said, “Not so long ago, we were tearing down as many homes as we were building in our region. Now, we are anticipating adding 17,000 new residents to a county of just over 60,000. If you are going to plan for that kind of growth, your land records management system had better be ready.”

SOLUTION: A fully-digital online archive
“As public servants, we are responsible for the public trust and archiving and preserving the records we are entrusted with,” said Tanner. “Over the past two years, with the help of Cott Systems, we have been able to scan and index all of the records in our archive—including a deed from the actual Johnny Appleseed—and make it accessible and searchable for all of our constituents. That makes land researching a lot more efficient. And, that allows us to keep up with the pace of growth.”

RESULTS: Built to grow
“When I came to office, I could have selected any vendor to partner with. Cott Systems has superior products and does a great job meeting our needs and responding to our requests,” said Tanner. “In addition to Online Index Books, their PropertyCheck feature protects our citizens from mortgage fraud and title theft. I have a governing philosophy in public service that we have to be effective and efficient in operation and responsible and responsive to the community,” said Tanner.” Cott Systems is helping us live that philosophy.”