New system allows faster document certification in county

Alex Doty • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:08 AM

“What people can expect is the lack of a need to come into the (clerk’s) office to get a certified document other than a birth record,” Ottawa County Clerk Dan Krueger said.

Krueger said some of the documents that can be sent using this technology include death records, marriage certificates and business registrations. He said the service will be available for Circuit Court cases, as well.

“It’s our effort to try and provide a little bit better service to the people of the county,” Krueger said.

To use the new service, Krueger said people can submit a document request through the county’s website with e-mail and credit card information, and the process will begin. From there, a clerk uses software to create a special document that includes a unique certification page. This page identifies the document and provides an encryption key and a link to a Internet portal, where the original document can be visually verified.

A certified document from TrueCertify can be sent instantly via e-mail as a PDF, or can be printed and delivered in paper form to a waiting customer.

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