York County has launched a new online tool to help residents navigate the locality’s codes.
On Wednesday, the county announced on Facebook it created a new online system and used an app service to provide residents with access to the county’s codes.
Gail Whitaker, spokeswoman for the county, said the code had been updated and maintained by the county and placed on an Adobe PDF document. As a result, searching the document was challenging and printing or downloading necessary information was difficult.
The new tool breaks down the county’s code by section, which makes it much easier to search and print.
“Hopefully, our citizens will find it easy to use if they wish to research a code section,” Whitaker wrote in an email.
This new initiative aligns with the Board of Supervisors’ strategic priorities to maximize outstanding communications and customer service. Former county clerk Ellen Simmons came up with the idea and after Simmons retired, Heather Schott, current county clerk, continued to research and implement the change.
The County Code was re-codified in March and the document was converted and placed onto the website eCode360.
Residents will have easier access to reliable, accurate and up-to-date information on the county code through this platform.
Users can also subscribe to receive email updates of new ordinances and laws when the company uploads them to the website, which will offer options for users to either download or print the desired code section.
To learn more, visit York County online.
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