Search Tips for Tapestry

Membership Information

You can become a member of Tapestry by prepaying for searches by credit card. Nonmembers must complete credit card information each time Tapestry is used. Tapestry fees are needed to support the system and are invested in new improvements to the system.

If your search cannot be performed, Tapestry will inform you of such, and no charge will be assessed. A running total of Tapestry expenses are listed at the top of most screens.

Tapestry & Search Information

Tapestry includes many Midwest counties. Carefully choose the county you wish to search. Correct spelling of last names is a must. If you are unsure of a first name, use only the initial of the first name. Example: Doe, J. Clay County party name data goes back to January 1, 1987.

Clay County legal description data goes back to August 16, 1999.

Viewing Documents & Images

Once you obtain a list of documents, double click each listing and then select document details at no extra charge.

Clay County document images are available as of October 1, 1994. Images are authentic reproductions of the actual document and the quality is usually good. However, blue or light-colored ink used on original documents will not reproduce well. If an image is poor, it may be the resolution of your monitor. The printed version of an image is often better than the viewed image.

Search Group

Tapestry includes 16 document types for searching. Clay County has combined numerous document types into the 16 Tapestry types. View Clay County Tapestry search groups (PDF).

Plats, Corner Certificates & Surveys

All Plats, Corner Certificates & Surveys can be viewed and printed at no charge from the Clay County website.

Contact Information

For technical assistance and support using Tapestry, contact Fidlar Software via email Support or call 563-345-1283.