Anchorage, Alaska (PRWEB) January 16, 2014
Alaska is now the fourth state in the U.S. to fully implement electronic recording (e-recording) of land documents in every recording jurisdiction statewide through Simplifile, the nation’s largest e-recording service. Simplifile is also the first and only e-recording service provider in all 34 of Alaska’s recording districts.
“E-Recording has had a very positive impact on us and those we serve. It expedites recordings at the single staff offices when there are scheduled and unscheduled closures, and it reduces the amount of title company staff time at the recorder’s office,” said Alaska State Recorder Vicky Backus.
Homer, Kenai, and Seldovia recording districts became available for e-recording this week and were the three remaining districts in the state to do so.
“We are very excited about this accomplishment for the state of Alaska,” said Paul Clifford, president of Simplifile. “Having all of their recording districts on board with e-recording shows how much each office and the state recorder cares about providing quality services and the best recording technology for customers.”
Customers range from title companies, banks, attorneys, and others who submit documents such as deeds and mortgages to the recorder’s office for recording. With Simplifile’s service, these customers have the ability to submit documents electronically, eliminating the need to use the mail or travel to the recorder’s office themselves and saving money.
Backus, who has been the state recorder since 2002, said they had originally considered building their own internal program for e-recording.
“We shopped around and looked into what was available,” Backus said. “We were very happy with what was being offered by Simplifile and the helpfulness and patience of Josh Holmes who has worked with us from the beginning.”
Alaska joins Arizona, Colorado, and Hawaii, where e-recording has also been adopted in every recording jurisdiction statewide with Simplifile.
Simplifile provides free training and 24/7 customer support. For more information about e-recording in Alaska, call 800-460-5657 or visit simplifile.com.
For information about the Alaska Recorder’s Office, visit http://dnr.alaska.gov/ssd/recoff/.
Simplifile is the nation’s largest and fastest-growing e-recording service provider. Simplifile supports thousands of e-recording customers including title companies, banks, attorneys, lien filers, and other organizations that create and submit documents to more than 1,000 local, state, and federal government jurisdictions. Simplifile’s electronic document services save time and the expenses associated with traditional document submission methods. Simplifile is focused on building the industry’s largest and easiest-to-use e-recording service for organizations of all sizes. More information about Simplifile may be found at simplifile.com or by calling 800-460-5657.
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