County clerk launches new office website
CARLINVILLE (Aug. 9, 2018) – Macoupin County Clerk announced Monday that his office has launched its new effort toward more open and accountable government in the form of a new office website, macoupincountyclerk.com.
“Over the last seven years, I’ve made making our office more accessible to people 24/7 online a top priority,” said Duncan. “This new website for the office serves as a hub for all types of information on the services the county clerk’s office provides. We’ve come a long way from just having a list of fees the office charges and a few documents on the website when I took over.”
The clerk’s website allows users to find applications for the various licenses and permits the office handles, information on how to get a copy of a birth or death certificate, reports on property tax rates around the county, and other features of the office. It also serves as a starting point for exploring the many other websites Duncan has created since taking office, including macoupinminutes.com, which contains more than 40 years of count board minutes, as well as upcoming meeting agenda packets; macoupinbudget.com, which has more than 20 years of budget information for all county funds; macoupincheckbook.com, which includes more than 10 years of the county’s checkbook available to be searched; macoupinpayroll.com, which has more than 10 years of the county’s payroll records; macoupinvotes.com, which is a comprehensive election website that allows voters to check their voter registration, apply to vote by mail or search decades of election results; and online access to land records, with all recorded documents from 1829 to present accessible online.
“More and more, people expect to be able to get the service or information they need from government on their timetable and at their convenience,” said Duncan. “When people can instantly buy and download music, books and so much more from the phone in their pocket, it’s imperative that government do what it can to offer that same level of service. That’s the better, smarter government I’ve worked towards since taking office and continue to deliver.”
Users who have suggestions on what else his office could provide online are welcome to contact his office at (217) 854-3214. He also stressed that new websites and online services would be rolling out in the next few weeks.