Hamilton County Register's Office releases time-saving title search tool

Pam Hurst

Hamilton County Tennessee Register of Deeds Pam Hurst has announced the release of Quick Search, a software program which integrates sales data from the Hamilton County Assessor's Office with her office's remote access system.

The purpose of the software is to accelerate the real property title search process to create a chain of title, Hurst said. She created the rules for Quick Search and programmer Bobby Deberry developed it.

"Chattanooga is a hotbed for innovation, and that includes innovation in county government," Hurst said. "Our office uses ideas and technology to help the legal community work faster and more efficiently. We can help Register's Office customers more easily."

Quick Search offers time-saving features, such as the ability to search chains of title and associated names simultaneously. It allows users to print every deed in the chain of title together in one print job.

Hurst said the original software has received praise since its May 16 release, when her office held a training session for 160 attorneys, surveyors, title examiners and government representatives.

"One surveyor spoke to me after the meeting and mentioned that Quick Search will save him a couple hours of work each day!" Hurst said.

Hurst speculated Quick Search, if it proves popular, may be used by all Tennessee register's offices in the future.

The Hamilton County Tennessee Register's Office charges $50 a month for remote access tools such as Quick Search.

For more information, contact the register's office at 423-209-6560 or visit the website at www.hamiltontn.gov/register.