Department Hours
Office Hours

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Genealogy Search Hours

Due to a scanning project, genealogy hours will be suspended until mid October. Before coming in, please contact our office to ensure searching is available.

Laredo

What records can I access?  Columbia County’s real estate documents are available from January 1, 1964 to the current date; however, the Register of Deeds staff are in the process of verifying many of those documents to ensure record quality and accuracy. Please note, prior to November 1, 1987 you will not be able to access the index or images for federal tax liens, federal tax lien releases, lis pendens, lis pendens releases, UCC documents and all corporation records; you will need to come to the Register of Deeds office to search for those documents.

 

 What equipment do I need? You must have MS Internet Explorer version 5.0 or better, and adjust the Internet security setting to "low". A fast processor, modem and large, high-resolution screen are recommended. A "wall-paper" screen saver interferes with accessing images. If your firm is large and you have a firewall or Internet by proxy, you will require assistance from your technical support services.  Laredo also requires that your operating system must be Windows 2000, Windows XP or above and that your video and monitor are capable of at least 1024 X 768 resolution.

 

How Do I Get Started? You will need to complete a Laredo Agreement and a Laredo Escrow Account Receipt. Subscribers are required to deposit, in advance, an initial amount equal to three (3) months of the rate plan selected. Below are the two forms that you will need to print, complete and return to the Columbia County Register of Deeds. Business check or money order should be made payable to Register of Deeds.

 

Agreement.pdf

 

Escrow Receipt.pdf

 

How much does it cost? Payment for this access is thirty cents per minute of on-line time with a $.50 per image fee for any images that the Customer chooses to print.  The minimum monthly fee is $75, which pays for the first 250 minutes of on-line time.  The minimum $75 is to be paid whether or not the full 250 minutes are used. There are additional plans available if 250 minutes is not enough. Click on the agreement above for additional plans and cost.

 

How can I access Laredo?  After we receive your completed agreement, we will assign you a user name and password that you can use to access Laredo.  You will also need to download a small application from the Fidlar Software website by clicking on the following link: Fidlar Software Install.

 

Are there disclaimers I should read?  Yes.  Click LAREDO DISCLAIMER, which includes "wall dates."

 

How do I set up my search?  As with any system, you will need to determine the best strategy for finding your information. For more suggestions on how to search using Laredo, click LAREDO SEARCH TIPS.

 

Contact the Columbia County Register of Deeds office for more information about Tapestry or Laredo.