Four new Indiana counties, Harrison, Perry, Porter and Wabash, have implemented e-recording with Simplifile, an e-recording vendor, enabling faster, more cost-effective land document recording for thousands of customers.
“The main reason we decided to start e-recording was to reduce the paper shuffle,” said Perry County Recorder Mary Lee Smith. “We’d heard from other counties how much of a success e-recording has been for them, and we felt it would definitely benefit us.”
With e-recording available, customers such as title companies, banks, attorneys, lien fliers and others who submit documents to these Indiana counties for recording will be able to do so via the Internet using Simplifile’s online service.
“We love receiving the e-recordings,” Smith said. “They are right there at our fingertips and it takes a lot less time to process the entire recording.”
When documents are submitted by mail or courier service, it can take several days or even weeks for the county to receive, record and return them back to the submitter. With Simplifile and e-recording this process is reduced to hours or minutes.
“The quickest way to the courthouse is to not have to go there at all,” said Porter County Recorder Jon Miller. “E-recording results in greater efficiency and better use of existing resources.”
Harrison County Recorder Barbara Best shared that her office decided to start e-recording to “keep the standards of today’s technology.”
“I love e-recording,” Best said. “No opening of folded documents, no staples, no refolding and returning documents – it’s incredible how much time it saves.”