As your new Shelby County Register of Deeds, I want to update you on “Where We Are Now.” Thus far, our team has engaged in making needed upgrades to various office systems. We are making the office run more efficiently to meet the needs of our customers.

The following comprises a few changes and savings:

• Corrected over 1000 illegible deeds and images since taking office.

• Upgraded the outdated 2001 Land Recording Software System to the 2019 version, ensuring any future upgrades will be seamless and cause minimal disruption to our customers.

• Saved the County $109,222.00 in Informational Technology (IT) funds by eliminating outside contractors/vendors. These funds are now spent within Shelby County government at the reduced annual cost of $15,274.00 with anoverall increase in services.

• Installed a state-of-the-art security system in the Register’s Office and Archive’s building to ensure Register of Deeds data and historical records are properly safe guarded at all times.

Although these upgrades had challenges, the level of service to our customers did not suffer. My primary focus is to serve the citizens of Shelby County with outstanding customer service, expedience and professionalism. Let me know if I can be  of service to you.

Keeping you informed,

Shelandra Y. Ford
Shelby County Register