Iredell County Register of Deeds Ronald N. Wyatt announces that the Register of Deeds office will soon exceed 4 million dollars in gross revenue for the first time since the fiscal year July 1, 2007 thru June 30, 2008, which collected $4,073,863.80. This was also the beginning of the recession that hit America as a whole. The following year was the lowest performing year at only $2,360,561.45.
Wyatt states that in 2007/2008 there were 15 full-time employees in the Register of Deeds Office. In 2008, the County Commissioners began cutting budgets as harshly as they could and still function. They continued to make appropriate cuts and reassignments of personnel. Currently there are only 8 full-time employees in the ROD office.
The way business is conducted through the Register of Deeds office has changed drastically since 2007. In that year, only a handful of the 100 Register of Deeds offices in the state did business online. Now, all but two offices do the majority of their business in this manner. That in turn means documents are processed much faster and more efficiently for the customer. Deeds that used to take as many as three working days to be processed, are now returned to the customer within minutes. The Iredell County Register of Deeds website is also more user friendly. Directions on how to obtain vital records and the documentation required are clearly stated. The Iredell County Register of Deeds Office also has the capability now of obtaining a certified birth certificate from any of North Carolina’s 100 counties.
The staff is now receiving updated training for the first time in seven years. Wyatt refers to numerous experts who state that an employee working with proper training and knowledge produces higher quality work and more output than those not as prepared. Wyatt is proud to lead a staff of hardworking individuals who have accepted changes and yet continue emphasizing “customer service is our priority”.
Wyatt expects the $4 Million plateau to be reached this week.
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