Monday, March 30, 2015

Doxpop Welcomes Steuben County Recorder!

We're happy to announce the newest member of our network, Steuben County Recorder! Linda Myers and her staff are adding Doxpop public access to the long list of services they provide to their citizens.

Linda is new to the elected position of Recorder, but a veteran of the office and was aided in the transition by her experienced staff. Along with public access through Doxpop, Linda is also adding our property watch service through which you may sign up to receive email alerts if your name or property is transferred or included in a document for any reason.

These new services have been added without cost to the citizens of Steuben County.

Both the index and images available for Steuben County are complete from 1994 forward.

Access to the document index is available for free at a low-volume rate for the typical person seeking information about his or her own records, and for professionals needing higher volumes, a fee-based subscription service is available. Copy fees vary from $2 to $1 per page, depending on search volume. Go to http://www.doxpop.com to try out the new service at no cost.

Also please check out the property watch service at http://watch.doxpop.com to help prevent identity theft and property fraud. This service costs nothing and allows Steuben County residents to set a "watch" for any documents filed at the Recorder's office that reference their name or real property. Sign yourself up, along with any older members of your family who wouldn't have an email address.

In addition to information from the Steuben County Recorder, the Doxpop web site  offers access to information from 34 other Indiana recorders and court case information from 88 Indiana counties.

Welcome aboard!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Randolph County Recorder takes us back to the '90s!

No, we don't mean they're all sporting crimped hair and wearing overalls with one strap in the office...

What they've done is much less entertaining, but a lot more useful. The Randolph County Recorder has scanned a massive batch of previously off-line images and attached them to their existing index.

That means you can now find on-line images for Randolph County back to January 1, 1998 and indexes back to January 1, 1993.

Congratulations to Debbie Preston & her staff for making a 17-years worth of document images available on her computer system & online through Doxpop!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Doxpop joins Indiana Association of Background Screeners

Although Doxpop does not do background screening in-house, many of the leading background screening firms in Indiana use Doxpop to gather public records as a part of their investigations.

These companies have recently formed an association to share information and promote best practices among Indiana background screening firms, and Doxpop has joined as an associate member.

The business of doing background screening is complex, and regulated by constantly evolving Federal and State laws. The IABS will be helping their members stay abreast of new legislation to ensure regulatory compliance. We look forward to working with this group as they build their professional membership!

Currently the following companies have joined IABS. We hope this post helps spread the word to other background screening firms using Doxpop who may have an interest:

  • Mike McCarty, Safe Hiring Solutions, Danville.
  • Will Barada- Barada & Associates, Rushville.
  • Daniel Christian- Indiana Search Technologies, Indianapolis.
  • Steve Neal- American Business Services, Indianapolis.
  • Don Johnson- Trace Investigations, Bloomington.
  • John Nolan- Nolan Security, Avon.
  • Clint Weber- Advanced Background Services, Indianapolis.
  • Larry Childress- LC Limited, Indianapolis.
  • Brandy Lord, Integrity Investigations, South Bend.
  • Dave Stinnett, Reference Services, Evansville.
  • Tim Wilcox, International Investigators, Indianapolis
  • ...And their newest member: Doxpop, Richmond.

    Anyone interested in joining this new association should contact Mike McCarty at Safe Hiring Solutions.

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015

    Welcome, Clark County Recorder's Office!

    This week we are welcoming Zach Payne and his staff to our family of Recorder's Offices using Doxpop to provide public access.

    Zach is new to the Recorder's office, and he's gotten off to a great start. In the first few months, Zach has enabled credit card payments in his office, added on-line access through Doxpop, added Doxpop's property watch service, and he is now working on electronic filing. Zach is moving the office into the 21st century in his first few months. (We're eager to see what he has planned for the second half of the year!)

    All of these new services have been added without cost to the citizens of Clark County.

    Both the index and images available for Clark County are complete from  November 1999 forward. You will also find most deed records prior to 11/99, but we can't claim complete records for earlier dates.

    Access to the document index is available for free at a low-volume rate for the typical person seeking information about his or her own records, and for professionals needing higher volumes, a fee-based subscription service is available. Copy fees vary from $2 to $1 per page, depending on search volume. Go to http://www.doxpop.com to try out the new service.

    In addition to  the interactive search service, the Recorder's office now also offers a property watch service at http://watch.doxpop.com to help prevent identity theft and property fraud. This service costs nothing and allows Clark County residents to set a "watch" for any documents filed at the Recorder's office that reference their name or real property.

    In addition to information from the Clark County Recorder, the Doxpop web site  offers access to information from 33 other Indiana recorders and court case information from 88 Indiana counties.

    Welcome aboard!


    Monday, January 26, 2015

    Congratulations to the Whitewater Valley Pro Bono Commission

    For the past few years, Doxpop has participated in the fundraising efforts of the Whitewater Valley Pro Bono Commission by providing up to $5,000 in matching funds to encourage our local community members to donate to the Commission. This year, the Wayne County community made us proud by making over $11,000 in donations during the Commission's fundraising drive in December.

    Kudos to the many people who stepped up to meet the needs of those in our community who cannot afford to pay for legal representation in civil matters.

    The Whitewater Valley Pro Bono Commission is a privately funded group that fills a gap in the State-funded pro bono districts. Currently, the Indiana Pro Bono Commission divides the State into 12 districts that receive a combination of public funds and IOLTA funds from the Bar Association.

    Unfortunately, Wayne County falls in the northernmost end of "District J", which is served by an office located in Lawrenceburg. This is a drive of 60 miles for the typical Wayne County resident. We believe it is unlikely that a person who cannot afford to hire legal counsel will also be able to take time from his or her job and drive for an hour to seek help. Hence the need for this locally-focused legal service organization to fill the gap.

    No mention of pro bono work in Wayne County would be complete without a moment to remember and appreciate Robert Maley, who for decades led our local community's effort to serve those who could not afford to hire counsel. Robert Maley's legacy continues to inspire many, including us here at Doxpop.



    Monday, January 12, 2015

    Hendricks County Recorded Documents back to normal.

    In our last post, we detailed the problem we were having with Hendricks County Recorded Documents last week.

    We are happy to announce that the problem was completely resolved a little before midnight on Friday, January 9th.

    What that means for our users is that if you did a search for Hendricks County documents based on a tract (tubdivision) in a legal description on January 7th, 8th, or 9th, that search may have missed some documents and you should re-run it now to make sure you didn't miss anything.

    If anyone did such a search during that period, please let us know so that we can make sure you aren't billed for your extra searches.

    Apologies to anyone who was inconvenienced by this problem!

    Questions? Give us a call at 866-369-7671, or eMail support@doxpop.com and we'll be happy to discuss any questions or concerns.

    Friday, January 9, 2015

    Details on the problems with Hendricks County Recorded Documents

    Doxpop is currently working to repair a problem with Hendricks County Recorded Documents on our system. In brief, an large update received from the county just before midnight on January 6th contained changes to tract names for over 200,000 documents that we were not able to load.

    Fortunately, all recorded documents still appeared in any search result that was not based on a tract name. However, any search done using a tract name on or after January 7th may have returned incomplete results, and should be run again after we have fixed the problem.

    We are currently testing a solution for the problem and expect to deploy the fix over the weekend. When this is complete, we'll post a second notice to give you the "all clear".

    If anyone has to do extra searches because of this problem, please let us know and we'll add an equal number of free searches to your account. Our apologies for this serious inconvenience!

    Note: Court Records are unaffected by this problem. The issue is limited to documents filed with the Recorder's office.