The commissioners contracted with American Legal Publishing to do the work, which will be completed in about six months and go live on the county’s websites about six weeks after that. The commissioners paid about $12,900 for the task.
Stephenson said the move is part of a campaign promise he and fellow Republican Commissioner Jack Coffman made on the campaign trail in 2012 for greater government transparency.
“With the contract that we entered into today, every ordinance that we have in existence will be digitized and searchable,” Stephenson said.
Perkins said he would like to see planning and zoning ordinances brought current to help residents understand the history of properties in the county.
“I think those would be important ordinances to have in an ordinance book to make sure that there’s a documented historical record of when something was zoned and how it was zoned,” he said.