Blair County currently keeps property records the same way the county did about one hundred years ago.
But that will soon be changing. The Assessment office in the basement of the Blair County Courthouse is where all property records in the county are kept up to date. The current system of recording property information is about to become part of the county's history. County leaders have agreed to take the first step in an assessment office upgrade that will put all of the county property records on line and make them more available. The year long project is expected to cost about $335 thousand according to Blair County Commissioner Terry Tomassetti. But County leaders say they should be able to pay for the effort without a tax increase. The Blair County officials hope to have the new computerized assessment system in operation by about this time next year.