(April 7, 2014) – The Town of Ocean City is thrilled to offer a new service to citizens by providing town records to the public online. The City Clerk’s Office, in coordination with the Information Technology Department and the Planning and Community Development Department, recently implemented a Laserfiche Document Management System, which provides documents and information accessibility and availably with self-serve information access.
The previous Laserfiche system allowed employees to scan and search documents, including minutes, ordinances, resolutions, contracts and deeds, but did not offer a web portal. The new system, however, allows the scanned records to be available to the public online through the Laserfice weblink and allows users to locate scanned documents with a variety of search options. Users will have the ability to search documents, which are indexed by subject matter, as well as the ability to browse folders, conduct full-text searches and the capability to export images to PDF format for high-quality printing and e-mail capability.
“We are thrilled to offer a higher level of accessibility to the residents and visitors of Ocean City,” commented City Manager David Recor. “We have always been a very transparent organization but this allows us to be even more open to the public, by allowing citizens the ability to search and print records from the Laserfiche system. We believe this is very beneficial and will enhance our ability to communicate with our residents and visitors.”
To access the Laserfiche weblink, citizens can go to the Town of Ocean City’s website at www.oceancitymd.gov and click on the Public Records link under the City Hall tab. For further information, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 410.289.8824.