Smyth County Clerk Goes Digital with Simplifile E-Recording Service

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Land records can now be processed electronically through Simplifile in Smyth County, Va., enabling the clerk’s office to process documents more quickly and efficiently, reducing recording costs and paper for both the county and its customers.

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Virginia Expands E-Recording in Smyth County

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.

Virginia’s Smyth County is now accepting electronic land documents for recording through Simplifile, the nation’s largest e-recording service provider, offering a faster, more convenient, ‘paperless’ recording option for customers.

“Like businesses everywhere, we are relying less and less on paper,” said Smyth County Clerk John H. 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.”

With the availability of e-recording, customers including title companies, banks, attorneys, lien filers, and others who do business with the Smyth County clerk’s office, will be able to quickly prepare or scan, upload, and submit land documents for recording 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.”

“Before e-recording, customers had to drive to the county to deliver their documents or send them by express mail or courier service, and it took several days or weeks for documents to be recorded and returned back to the submitter,” said Paul Clifford, president of Simplifile. “Now, customers can have their time-sensitive documents recorded significantly faster and receive notification if there are any errors, so they can quickly fix and resubmit without having to pay postage for rejected documents.”

Other benefits of e-recording include increased document security, ACH payment processing, and fewer rejected documents.

“The future for court systems, as it is for the whole business community, is increasingly digital,” Graham added.

With the addition of Smyth County, Virginia now has 10 e-recording jurisdictions, joining more than 960 additional counties across the nation that have implemented this service.

For more information about e-recording in Smyth County, call 800-460-5657 or visit simplifile.com.

About Simplifile

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 970 local, state, and federal government jurisdictions. Simplifile’s electronic document services save time and the expense 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 shapes and sizes. More information about Simplifile may be found at simplifile.com or by calling 800-460-5657.

“Simplifile” is a registered service mark of Simplifile, LC.

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