Property photos to be removed from Web site

Within the next couple weeks, photos of Washington County properties will no longer be available on the Washington County Web site. The Washington County Board of Commissioners directed staff to remove the photos after some residents raised concerns about a potential loss of privacy and home security through their inclusion on the county Web site.

In response, staff will remove external Web access to a portion of the site, which includes property photos and sketches.

Residents, title company representatives, real estate agents and others who use the information will still have access to it by visiting the Washington County Government Center.

Assessment Taxpayer Services and Elections Director Kevin Corbid said the county is also working on the possibility of a subscription service to allow limited Web access to the information once a user has registered with the county.

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