Friday, December 1, 2023

York County develops new tool making it easier to search local codes

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(WYDaily file/Courtesy of Unsplash)

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.


Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at

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