Land Records Management
The ability to acquire and own property in the United States is a freedom that we often take for granted. “A man’s home is his castle” rings true as property ownership in the past was only reserved for lords and kings. The protection of that ownership depends upon a reliable system of the accurate recording of all transactions that identify and track all rights of ownership to the property. The official recording of these instruments is typically handled by an elected or appointed official of the county or parish such as the Chancery Clerk in Mississippi.
Historically the recording of this information has been a paper intensive process whereby all the documents are stored in large volumes of books cross referenced by even larger index books that recorded the grantor, grantee, section, township, range etc. of the instrument. Modern digital and scanning technology now allow many counties to store these documents in an electronic format thereby eliminating the bulky volumes of paper documents. These new electronic scanning systems are typically called a “Land Records Management System”, or LRMS.
Data Systems Management has recently completed the development and installation of our LRMS referred to as ProntoRec. We use the term Pronto because our system is FAST, easy to learn, and completely browser based graphical and cloud enabled. We extend the application beyond the capability of most existing systems by providing the ability to not only search by the typically keyed indexes on grantee, grantor, etc; we utilize OCR (Optical Recognition Technology) to allow the search and retrieval of any instrument by simple searching for any word, document, or phrase. Yes, internet search functionality is a standard feature of ProntoRec.