Hamilton County Register of Deeds Pam Hurst said of the position, "I've been there 20 years and everyday something new comes." Ms. Hurst, up for re-election, spoke to the Pachyderm Club Monday afternoon, discussing the duties of the register of deeds
The main job of the county register's office is to record deeds and other instruments required or allowed to be filed by law. This includes powers of attorney, mortgages, marriage settlements, plats, and military discharges.
She pointed out that the Hamilton County Register's Office was actually the first office to e-file documents.
Ms. Hurst said the register also deals with foreclosures. She said in 2009, when the market dipped, there were 1,413 foreclosures in Hamilton County. However, because it has improved, there were only 952 in 2013.
She said the register helped many people in different situation, giving an example of helping one man get the documents he needed in order to get his inheritance. She said the Credit Bureau also uses the register's office frequently.
She said, once, a man even came in trying to record a song.
Ms. Hurst closed, saying, "I hope we're always remembered as making the digital changes for the office."