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Since its institution, the ECR Program has saved King County over $9 million. By moving from paper to an electronic record, the County’s microfilming and filing costs were nearly eliminated and courier costs were drastically reduced. Staff positions that were re-aligned and eliminated amounted to nearly half of the savings.
How Was ECR Funded?

ECR was funded with a combination of grants, tech bonds, and capitol improvement and general fund dollars.

Following initial visioning and groundwork, development of the technological system called Core ECR cost the County $1.5 million. This cost included standards development, consultant-created documentation and support, a pilot scanning project (equipment), development of workflow, implementation, and hardware and software at multiple locations.

Following implementation of the Core phase, the Clerk's Office worked to provide law, safety and justice agencies within the County with online access. This phase, known as the Connectivity phase, cost approximately $860,000. These costs included development of web viewers, and hardware and software for agency partners within King County.

Implementation of the e-Filing phase cost $1.9 million, which included additional server costs as well as software design, development, and implementation.