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Office will evolve and adopt latest technology

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By Joan Kincaid

Today we no longer express our feelings, thoughts, or do daily work at our place of employment on the written page.

We now tend to communicate in new ways. We have been swallowed up by technology. We e-mail, copy on disc, text abbreviated messages, or talk on the cell phones. In these paperless times, writing letters, lists, or paper work is nearly a lost art.

In some circumstances, however, things written down can be more effectively used. I found this to be especially true involving the delinquent tax list for 2009.

Our day-to-day life is sometimes complicated enough all on its own without adding extra stress. As technology improves, the Owen County Clerk’s Office must become more knowledgeable and responsible for the presence of possible errors and eliminating them.

A hard lesson learned is that the “old prevention tip” – check, double check, and triple check – still holds true. With security measures in place, errors should be significantly decreased.

In the near future, the county clerks’ offices in Kentucky will be receiving new scanners for motor vehicle transactions.

As we move forward with technology we will see changes in the computer software and hardware. Procedures on renewals and transfers will be changing for the Owen County Clerk’s staff. The process of handling the submitted paper work will now be scanned and transmitted electronically. As for you, it will be very important that you bring your registrations with you to the clerk’s office for all vehicles for which you are requesting renewals, taxes, duplicate titles, etc.

If you fail to bring your registrations with you, there could be an additional cost for you. In the future we will be working with bar codes and it will be imperative that you have registrations.

Your county clerk’s office is working on implementing procedures to ensure correct and up-to-date information. We look forward to working with you on the upcoming new technology, and as always, please feel free to give us a call with any questions.