The Scott County Clerk is charged with indexing and housing all legal land records as well as a marriage license and notary bonds. Some of our records date back as far as the late 1700s and go through to the current day. At the present time, we use a digital index however, the oldest records are still kept by ledger as they were at the time of filing.
The Real Estate Recordings department houses all land records for the county. Everything from deeds to mortgages to tax liens to plats is stored here. Since the early 1990s, these documents have been indexed digitally and imaging was implemented in 2000. Hundreds of images are added to the shelves each week as the recordings department continues to grow. Currently, over 4,000 plats are available for public inspection along with tens of thousands of real estate documents.
Though the courthouse has suffered two major fires over the history of its existence, many records have been preserved dating as far back as 1795. The Scott County Clerk maintains a small genealogy department for ‘history seekers’, but relies heavily on the Georgetown/Scott County Historical Society for support with these records.
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