The Illinois Fidlar eByte: February 2016


We are proud to announce that DeWitt County has provided enhanced searching capabilities to constituents with Laredo/Tapestry. Enhanced-access tools like the subscription-based Laredo and the online-based Tapestry allow for documents to be retrieved securely by searchers conveniently within their own workplaces. By offering services such as these, county offices establish an external source that grants searchers the convenience of 24 x 7 access. By making the Official Public Record more accessible, counties secure the means to generate outside revenue and ensure their constituents can access the public record more efficiently.



“A public searcher stopped by recently, I told them we were going to be offering Laredo and the searcher claimed they ‘had goosebumps they were so excited.’ Users have told me that they all love it. The input I was getting from searchers weighed heavily and was actually a big deciding factor to go with Fidlar and to offer Laredo/Tapestry. I felt as though it would be highly beneficial to make them available, not just for searchers but for my office as well.” – Dana Smith, Dewitt County Clerk & Recorder