Virginia’s Smyth County is now accepting electronic land documents for recording through Simplifile, an e-recording provider.
“Like businesses everywhere, we are relying less and less on paper,” said Smyth County Clerk John Graham. “Just as folks now do their banking and shopping online, our customers want to do more of their legal transactions electronically. E-recording certain land records allows us to begin to meet that need.”
Customers, including title companies, banks, attorneys, lien filers and others who do business with the Smyth County clerk’s office, will be able to prepare, scan, upload and submit documents online.
“E-recording will be more convenient for some customers, saving them time and money, and it will improve efficiencies within my office,” Graham said. “Plus, going green is always a good thing.”
Virginia now has 10 e-recording jurisdictions, joining more than 960 additional counties across the nation that have implemented this service.