Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Scott County Recorder Joins Doxpop

The Scott County Recorder is pleased to announce two new services for providing access to Scott County's Recorded documents through the web. 

The index to documents and their images filed in October, 1991 or later are now available on-line at http://www.doxpop.com. Basic information about the documents is available at no cost. Detailed information and documents images are available as a fee-based service. 

In addition, The Recorder's Office now offers a free property watch service to our community. Any person may sign up at http://watch.doxpop.com to set a watch on his or her property and name. Participants are notified via email any time a document is filed that references the watched property or name.  

Both of these services have been provided without any use of public funding (no use of tax money.) The access provided by these services is in addition to the public access already provided at the courthouse. 

For additional information, contact Annalee Turley at  the Recorder's Office, (812) 752-8442 or Nick Fankhauser at Doxpop, LLC; (765) 373-9245; nickf@doxpop.com.

 

 

 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Porter County Records Are Now Complete!

We have a bit of exciting news to share with you this week! Porter County is now filing all court case information online. This includes the addition of both criminal and civil court cases to the Doxpop network.

Previously, only Porter County traffic and other citation case information was available through Doxpop.

Porter County court case information beginning in January 2000 is now available to all Doxpop users. Visit www.doxpop.com to sign up today!

Monday, November 4, 2013

New & Improved! The Document Image Previewer Gets Even Better.

Doxpop is very excited to introduce a new feature that we think is going to make many of our customers very happy.

One of the most common requests we get is for the ability to view documents before purchasing them, or to be able to look for one specific piece of information such as a mortgage amount or property address. Previously you may have found it difficult to obtain this information using only the thumbnail preview images.

To solve this problem, we have been working on a viewer that allows our users to view a few lines of the document at a time through a window that can be placed at any point on the document. Think of it as your own personal Doxpop magnifying glass.

We think that by using our new and improved window viewer, the information that you seek will be much easier to find.

Full size images of documents are still available for as little as $1.00 per page.

Do you have two minutes to spare? Please view our demonstration video below to see a quick demonstration of our new preview window. We think you're going to love it.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Whitley County Joins Doxpop Fine Payment

Doxpop is excited to announce our second new addition to the growing list of counties providing our online Fine Payment service this week.

Please join us giving our friends in Whitley County a warm welcome.

Whitley County handles citations for drivers in Columbia City and surrounding areas such as Fort Wayne, Wabash, and Warsaw. Major highways that pass through Whitley County include US 24, US 30, and US 33, as well as Indiana State Roads 5, 9, 14, 105, 109, 114, and 205.

Drivers who may receive citations in these areas can now make an online payment quickly and easily by visiting http://payment.doxpop.com.

Monday, October 28, 2013

LaGrange County Joins Doxpop Fine Payment

Doxpop is pleased to announced the addition of LaGrange County to our growing list of Indiana counties providing this convenient service.

The LaGrange County courts handle many citations of drivers from the area and surrounding areas such as South Bend and Elkhart. The Indiana Toll Road as well as Interstates 80 and 90 pass through LaGrange Counties. Drivers who receive a citation in LaGrange County now have the option of paying their fees online at http://payment.doxpop.com and saving a trip to the courthouse.

Make sure to keep an eye on our website as we anticipate even more Indiana counties to begin using Doxpop's Online Fine Payment system.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Allen County Courts Complete their migration to the Odyssey System


Over the last weekend, JTAC completed the conversion of Allen County courts to the Odyssey system that they began in early 2011. Our customers' access to Allen County court information will not be interrupted by this change.

For Doxpop, the last three years have involved some challenges as we combined data feeds from two sources to provide complete case information, and recently weathered some lengthy interruptions caused by the conversion process itself.

For Doxpop users, this last change will have little effect on your use of Doxpop. Criminal, Citation and Probate cases were converted some time ago, and hence are completely unaffected. Civil cases other than probate will go through a transitional process, but *current* information will remain available during the transition.

 Here are the details you need to remain current on civil cases during the transition between now (10/15) and the first week of November:

  • When searching for active cases, you may find two entries. One entry will include only information from before 10/14 and the other entry will include all information, including actions that occurred after 10/14. In this situation, please look at both entries to ensure that you have the most current information.
  • If you see only a single entry for a case, that indicates that no action has occurred on the case since 10/14 and so the single pre-conversion entry still reflects the most current information for that case.
  • When you look at our "County Details Page", you will find two entries for courts that handle civil cases until the data from both systems are merged.
  • If you use any of our "watch" services to keep an eye on cases or people of interest, you may receive extra notifications during the transition period.
  • If you use the personal calendar feature, you will see two colors for Allen County on your calendar. Every event will still be listed, but the active cases will have a different color from those that have not changed recently.
  • After the first week of November, we will merge the court information so that a single, current record exists for each case, and everything will be back to normal.
Watch this blog for an announcement when the transition is complete.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

How Do You Celebrate Pro Bono Awareness Month?

October is Pro Bono Awareness Month. 

2013 Indianapolis Bar President, Kerry Hyatt Blomquist, makes a compelling case for doing pro bono work to attorneys in her short article "Using your Powers for Good: Build Your Practice with Pro Bono", recently published in the Indianapolis Bar Association insert in the Oct. 9-22, 2013 issue of the Indiana Lawyer. 

Doxpop supports the pro bono effort in Indiana by providing free Doxpop access to the Pro Bono District Coordinators and the staff in their offices. We also are pleased to provide a substantial matching gift again this year in raising funds for our locally supported pro bono office.

Please join us in encouraging and thanking Indiana attorneys across the state who use their powers for good by assisting those who deserve better representation than they can afford, and who become better lawyers in the process.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Brown County Recorder Joins Doxpop

The Brown County Recorder is pleased to announce two new services for providing
access to Brown County's Recorded documents through the web.

The index to documents and their images filed in July, 1988 or later are now available
on-line at http://www.doxpop.com. Basic information about the documents is available
at no cost. Detailed information and documents images are available as a fee-based
service.

In addition, The Recorder's Office now offers a free property watch service to our
community. Any person may sign up at http://watch.doxpop.com to set a watch on his or
her property and name. Participants are notified via email any time a document is filed
that references the watched property or name.

Both of these services have been provided without any use of public funding (no use of
tax money.) The access provided by these services is in addition to the public access
already provided at the courthouse.

For additional information, contact Sandy Cain at the Recorder's Office, (812) 988-5462
or Nick Fankhauser at Doxpop, LLC; (765) 373-9245; nickf@doxpop.com.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Ripley County Recorder Joins Doxpop

The Ripley County Recorder is pleased to announce two new services for providing
access to Ripley County's Recorded documents through the web.

The index to documents and their images filed in July, 1975 or later are now available
on-line at http://www.doxpop.com. Basic information about the documents is available
at no cost. Detailed information and documents images are available as a fee-based
service.

In addition, The Recorder's Office now offers a free property watch service to our
community. Any person may sign up at http://watch.doxpop.com to set a watch on his or
her property and name. Participants are notified via email any time a document is filed
that references the watched property or name.

Both of these services have been provided without any use of public funding (no use of
tax money.) The access provided by these services is in addition to the public access
already provided at the courthouse.

For additional information, contact Ginger Bradford at  the Recorder's Office, (812) 689-
5808 or Nick Fankhauser at Doxpop, LLC; (765) 373-9245; nickf@doxpop.com.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Ohio County Recorder Joins Doxpop


The Ohio County Recorder is pleased to announce two new services for providing access to Ohio County's Recorded documents through the web. 

The index to documents filed in November 1997 or later and images of documents filed in November 1999 or later are now available on-line at http://www.doxpop.com. Basic information about the documents is available at no cost. Detailed information and documents images are available as a fee-based service. 

In addition, The Recorder's Office now offers a free property watch service to our community. Any person may sign up at http://watch.doxpop.com to set a watch on his or her property and name. Participants are notified via email any time a document is filed that references the watched property or name.  

Both of these services have been provided without any use of public funding (no use of tax money.) The access provided by these services is in addition to the public access already provided at the courthouse. 

For additional information, contact Deedee Brown at  the Recorder's Office, (812) 438-3369 or Nick Fankhauser at Doxpop, LLC; (765) 373-9245; nickf@doxpop.com.

Monday, July 22, 2013

A fun new feature for Recorded Documents in Shelby, Franklin, Jennings, Randolph, Union and Vermillion Counties.

Do you use Doxpop to research Recorded Documents in any County that uses the WTH "ThinkGIS" system for displaying parcel information on the web?

If so, you can now go from viewing the Deed for a parcel on Doxpop to viewing that parcel's information on the county GIS system with a single click!

To try this, look up a recent deed in any of the following counties:
  • Shelby
  • Franklin
  • Jennings
  • Randolph
  • Union 
  • Vermillion
Then go to the "document details" page and click on the "map" link in the "Property Information" area. (Be patient- it sometimes takes the map a while to load.)

Pretty cool, Huh? 





New "stealth" feature released, and more on the way!

This weekend, Doxpop released a stealth feature that you have to know about in order to use it. Read on to join the inner circle...

The results on a Court Case Search can now be sorted by clicking on the column headings. When you click on the heading, the results will be re-displayed with a small arrow indicating whether the sort is in ascending or descending order.

The only limitation on the sorting feature is that you can't use it if a search returns more than 1000 results. In that situation, narrow your results down first by using the "refine search" link.

Sorting also works in your "My saved cases" list.


Here are a few other browser-based features you might want to try out when working with large lists:
  • To get to the bottom or top of the list quickly, use the [End] and [Home] keys next to your keypad.
  • To scroll through the results one page at a time, use the [Page Up] and [Page Down] keys.
  • To find all occurrences of a particular word or name in a large list, use [Ctrl]-[F] (just like the "find" shortcut in most word processors) and enter the word or name you are searching for.

We are testing the sorting feature in preparation for rolling out a similar feature for the recorded document results, watch this blog for the announcement of that change!


Monday, June 3, 2013

Hendricks County Recorder Joins Doxpop

 
The Hendricks County Recorder is pleased to announce two new services for providing access to Hendricks County's Recorded documents through the web.
 
The index and images of documents filed in January, 1977 or later are now available on-line at http://www.doxpop.com. Basic information about the documents is available at no cost. Detailed information and documents images are available as a fee-based service.
 
In addition, The Recorder's Office now offers a free property watch service to our community. Any person may sign up at http://watch.doxpop.com to set a watch on his or her property and name. Participants are notified via email any time a document is filed that references the watched property or name.
 
Both of these services have been provided without any use of public funding (no use of tax money.) The access provided by these services is in addition to the public access already provided at the courthouse.
 
For additional information, contact Theresa Lynch at  the Recorder's Office, (317) 745-9224 or Nick Fankhauser at Doxpop, LLC; (765) 373-9245; nickf@doxpop.com.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Switzerland County, Indiana Joins Doxpop


Kim Hambrick, Switzerland County Clerk, is pleased to announce a new service for the public: 

People wishing to access public court cases on-line may access the information at http://www.doxpop.com. This web site is designed primarily to serve attorneys and other professionals who use court information with fee-based services, but it also provides low-volume access to the general public at no cost.  

Doxpop currently provides on-line access to court information in 85 Indiana counties. 

Doxpop is provided without any use of public funding or tax money. 

For additional information, contact Kim Hambrick at the Clerk's Office, (812) 427-4415 or Nick Fankhauser at Doxpop, LLC; (765) 373-9245.

 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Noble County Court Records Added to Doxpop


Shelley Mawhorter, Noble County Clerk, is pleased to announce two new services for the public: 

People wishing to pay fines for traffic citations or other infractions online may go to http://payment.doxpop.com, find the infraction, and pay in a matter of minutes. The total payment, including the online transaction fee, is calculated and displayed prior to the completion of the transaction. The fines are sent to the clerk and the payer notified via email when the payment is accepted, typically within 5 minutes. 

People wishing to access public court cases on-line may access the information at http://www.doxpop.com. This web site is designed primarily to serve attorneys and other professionals who use court information with fee-based services, but it also provides low-volume access to the general public at no cost.  

Doxpop currently provides on-line access to court information in 84 Indiana counties, and fine payment services for 26 Indiana counties. 

Both of these services have been provided without any use of public funding or tax money. 

For additional information, contact Shelley Mawhorter at the Clerk's Office, (260) 636-2736 or Nick Fankhauser at Doxpop, LLC; (765) 373-9245.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Hancock County Converts to Odyssey

Hancock County has just made the switch to JTAC's Odyssey System for management of court cases. We wanted to take a moment to update our customers on some oddities you may notice while this change takes place. The most important thing to remember is that all Hancock County information will remain available on Doxpop. All other Doxpop counties are not affected by this change.

How does this change affect Doxpop customers in Hancock County?

The biggest change taking place is that Hancock County will no longer be participating in Doxpop's online fine payment service. Here are a few other changes worth mentioning:

  • When you use Doxpop's personal calendar feature, you will see two colors for Hancock County on your calendar. Every event will be available, but the older cases will have a different color from the newer cases. When we complete the merge process, these will go back to being a single color.
  • When you look at Hancock County's Details Page, you will find two entries for each court until the merge is complete.
  • If you use any of our email alert services, you may receive extra notifications during the transition period.
  • When you are doing searches, you will find two entries for some cases. This is because while we are loading the information from Odyssey, we will also be maintaining the old data until the operation is complete to ensure you don't miss anything. When you see two case entries, please look at both to ensure you have the most current information.
  • The only lasting change in available information is the financial information. The Indiana Division of State Court Administration has informed us that the clerks using the Odyssey system prefer that financial information not be made public. The Clerks in the other 48 counties we serve have decided that this is useful information that the public should have access to, so we're puzzled that only Clerks using Odyssey have decided not to share this information. If you think financial transactions are an important part of the public record, please ask the clerks you work with to contact the Division about making it available through Doxpop.
This transition should not take long and everything will be back to normal within a week.

If you have any questions regarding this transition, please call our toll free number at 866-369-7671.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Saint Joseph Criminal Cases Added To Doxpop

We have some exciting news to share today. Back in November, 2011, Saint Joseph county was one of the counties to join Doxpop with the addition of all Odyssey counties. However, we only had access to traffic infraction and ordinance violation records in Saint Joseph county. Today we are excited to announce that Doxpop users can also search criminal case information filed in Saint Joseph County. Court case information includes all criminal misdemeanor and felony cases, as well as some miscellaneous criminal cases. These records are available from January 2009 forward, and are updated in near real-time.

Monday, January 21, 2013

A caring community steps forward to collect a $5,000 matching donation for Pro Bono from Doxpop.

For several years, Wayne County and the City of Richmond have enjoyed the benefit of having a local Pro Bono office with regular walk-in hours and a calm, understanding staff ready to help people in need. This office was funded in part by the Robert Maley Pro Bono Foundation, and in part by IOLTA funds directed from the Indiana Pro Bono Commission.

Then in 2012, the Indiana Pro Bono Commission reduced the number of Pro Bono districts in Indiana from 14 to 12. This redistricting process resulted in Wayne County and the City of Richmond becoming a part of "District J", which has one office... In Lawrenceburg. (Yep... 60 miles away.) It's a nice office with helpful people, but that's a long distance for someone in Richmond who needs more than a telephone interview.

Fortunately, our local legal community has stepped up to the challenge, and the Whitewater Valley Pro Bono Commission now provides most of the funding that used to come from the State with local donations.  However, every year, it's a challenge for them to fully fund the office.

This year, Doxpop decided to do our part by making a matching donation challenge to our community. Doxpop offered to match any individual donations to the Whitewater Valley Pro Bono Commission up to a total of $5,000. We're proud to say that in less than a month, 28 of our our neighbors stepped forward with enough individual donations to claim the entire $5,000 in matching funds. We're mighty proud of those neighbors!

Doxpop also provides free service to any of Indiana's 12 district Pro Bono coordinators and their staff, and has been providing free service to the excellent staff of Indiana Legal Services since 2006. If you are a volunteer or paid staff member of any of these organizations, and are not already taking advantage of this service, please give us a call at 866-369-7671 so we can support the good work that you do.

Tax warrant updates for JTAC counties will be restored soon.

Doxpop expects to restore updates to tax warrants for counties using the JTAC system within the next two weeks.

In mid-December, the folks at JTAC notified us that they would no longer be sending tax warrants through the previously established data feed, effective immediately. While negotiating an alternative data feed, we have kept the previously supplied tax warrants in our database. However, we caution users that because no updates are arriving, we cannot indicate when the debt has been satisfied on these warrants.

An alternate data feed has now been proposed, and we are in the process of integrating the new data into our system. It will take a couple of weeks to do this with the proper care. Thanks for your patience while we work through this unanticipated interruption!

When the first updates occur, we'll announce it on this blog. Stay tuned.


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Updates to Tax Warrants no longer available in counties using the JTAC/Odyssey case management system.

On 1/1/13, JTAC stopped sending updates to Doxpop for Tax Warrants filed in the counties using the Odyssey case management system.

We're currently working with the folks at JTAC to restore this data feed, but in the meantime, please be aware that we are not receiving new warrants or satisfaction information for existing warrants from these counties.

As soon as we have a target date for restoring Tax Warrant data, we'll post further information on this blog. We understand that this is important information for many of you.

Counties using other case management systems are not affected by this change.

The affected JTAC/Odyssey counties are:
  1. Benton
  2. Blackford
  3. Carroll
  4. Cass
  5. Clark
  6. DeKalb
  7. Floyd
  8. Grant
  9. Greene
  10. Hamilton
  11. Harrison
  12. Hendricks
  13. Henry
  14. Huntington
  15. Jackson
  16. Jasper
  17. Jennings
  18. Knox
  19. LaPorte
  20. Madison
  21. Monroe
  22. Owen
  23. Parke
  24. Posey
  25. Scott
  26. Shelby
  27. Steuben
  28. Tipton
  29. Union
  30. Warren
  31. Washington