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
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.
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.
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.