LAYTON - Richard T. Maughan has announced his candidacy for re-election as Davis County Recorder.
“A big challenge we face every year is keeping up with the mandates coming out of the legislature,” he said.
He said SB 79, Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act, SB 158, Cemetery Amendments, and HB 29, County Recorder Index Amendments, were three major bills impacting how recorders operate.
“They all will require attention and changes to our indexing system, and of course, none of them are funded,” Maughan said.
His administration has been instrumental in bringing leading edge technology to the office with help from the county’s information technology team and county administration, a press release said.
All records in the office have been scanned, electronically indexed, and secured by microfilm back-up copies.
The Davis County REDI-web site was implemented during Maughan’s administration, the release said. It is a secure subscription internet-based resource giving access to all of the recorder’s office resources over a secure connection.
Maughan introduced electronic recording to Davis County government in 2006 It allows title professionals, lenders, attorneys and others to record documents through a secure internet process electronically, from their places of business. More than $148,000 in savings resulted to the county in the first year of its operation, the release said.
Last November, he introduced an electronic database for military discharge papers recorded in the county from 1891 to the present. It allows for quick searches.
Maughan has served as recorder since 2003, following 31 years as a title professional. He has lived in Davis County for 43 years. He is a University of Utah graduate with a degree in business management and is a Utah registered abstracter.
He and his wife Nancy Jo live in Layton. They are parents of eight children and have 14 grandchildren.