ROCKINGHAM COUNTY -- Rockingham County Circuit Court is moving some of its filing system to the Internet. On Wednesday, the court offered a training course on how to use the new system.
The new system will mainly affect users of the Deed Room. Users will be able to electronically file documents with a company called Simplifile. One of the main advantages of using Simplifile is that it allows both the court and the users to save money.
“We have to recognize the savings to the individual. Whether it is traveling downtown, whether its for postage, or for parking. That all goes away and becomes just a simple fee to the company who we are doing business with,” said Rockingham County Clerk of Circuit Court Chaz Evans-Haywood.
Right now, the circuit court receives more than 40,000 documents every year and this new system will be much more efficient than the current one.
Simplifile will allow people to file from anywhere in the country.
The circuit court would eventually would like to move the civil and criminal court documents to a similar system.