Contact Information: 
Paula Sollami Covello
Mercer County Clerk
609-989-6465
psollamicovello@mercercounty.org

WEST WINDSOR, NJ - Today, Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello conducted a review of the first and second phases of Mercer County’s electronic filing system and her Office’s online record search system at a free seminar at the Mercer County Community College Conference Center in West Windsor.

Representatives from local and regional banks, law firms, mortgage lenders, title companies and the public attended the seminar. The E-filing system allows businesses to easily transact business with the Mercer County Clerk’s Office by sending and receiving paperless records via electronic means, replacing the time-consuming and postage-laden method of regular mail.  Partnered with Sunrise Systems for the software, the Mercer County Clerk’s Office adopted the cost-saving system over three years ago to better serve local businesses.

The seminar also tutored users on how to use MCPRESS, Mercer County’s Public Records Electronic Search System that provides easy online access to information on property related transaction records for all of Mercer County dating back to 1997. Mercer is one of twelve New Jersey counties allowing public access to land title records via computer on a single use or subscription basis.

“E-Filing and McPRESS add technology and convenience for users of the Clerk’s Office,” said Clerk Sollami Covello.  “Gone is the enormity of paper filing or driving to the courthouse to file or find a basic document,” noted Sollami Covello. “The electronic-filing system that was implemented at the beginning of 2007 offers independence for Mercer County businesses at no new costs to the taxpayer,” the Sollami Covello added.

Sollami Covello also announced a much-needed upgrade to the County Clerk’s record management system would take place in the not too distant future, replacing an outmoded back-office computer system from 1997. The Clerk’s Office web-based record search system will also see its subscription fees reduced in the New Year because of a growth in users and a recent change in the State laws governing such fees.