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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Rensselaer County New Website

Rensselaer County Unveils New, Improved and Expanded Website with New Features and Uses for Residents, McLaughlin Announces

A new and improved version of the Rensselaer County website has been launched, providing more resources and convenience to residents, County Executive Steve McLaughlin announced on Friday.

The site is up to date, easier to use and more functional and includes information from more county departments, and allows for future expansions. Some of the future expansions will include on-line bill paying and video.

The new site includes news and updates, information on county departments and events, includes ADA compliant resources, and links to related offices and functions. An expanded How Do I section guides residents through various functions and duties of county government.

“There are great things happening in Rensselaer County, and this site will help residents and visitors access the people, places and services that make our a destination for growth and great place to call home,” said McLaughlin.

“Accessing help or information about county government and our services is made easier through this new website. The new site is more convenient, efficient and informative and will be a good asset for the people we serve,” added McLaughlin.

Residents can access information on properties at the Real Property Information Search, sign-up for email or text notifications from the county, and access a calendar of community events via the new and expanded site. A Geographic Information System (GIS) section allows users to access maps, spatial data, street maps and other resources.

Visitors to the county can learn about events and attractions in the county at at an expanded Tourism section. Information on jobs and employment opportunities can also be found on the site.

The site was launched following several months of work, and replaces a site that had been in place for approximately six years. The site was designed by Civic Plus, along with input from the county’s Information Services and county departments.

Expanding public information services has been a focus for McLaughlin since taking office as County Executive in 2018. He established social media accounts for the county and gave updates and answered questions from residents during the height of the pandemic on live-stream.

“We have made keeping residents informed a priority, recognizing how fast news and information travels and can be transmitted. The county will continue to keep residents informed and up to date as we move into 2022,” said McLaughlin.

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