Whatcom County Encourages Customers to Take Advantage of New E-Recording Service

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Whatcom County, Wash., now offers e-recording with Simplifile and invites customers to take advantage of the cost and time-saving benefits the newly available service provides.

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Whatcom County, Wash., Begins E-Recording and Invites Customers to Take Advantage of Faster Service

E-Recording is the next step to improving efficiency in the recording process. E-Recording speeds up the process for our customers...documents can now be transmitted, recorded and returned to the customer in the space of a few minutes.

Whatcom County, Wash., has initiated electronic recording (e-recording) of land record documents, such as deeds and mortgages, with Simplifile, the nation’s largest and fastest-growing e-recording service provider.

“E-Recording is the next step to improving efficiency in the recording process,” said Whatcom County Auditor Debbie Adelstein. “E-Recording speeds up the process for our customers, eliminating the time required to deliver the document to the recorder’s office and wait for its return. Documents can now be transmitted, recorded, and returned to the customer in the space of a few minutes. Customers also have the option to transmit documents on their schedules rather than waiting for our office open hours.”

Adelstein added that eliminating the steps required in handling paper documents helps the county manage their budget through improved work process and reduced staff time, and it also helps improve customer service.

“Our goal is to encourage as many of our customers as possible to make use of e-recording for those documents not requiring the Treasurer’s excise stamp,” Adelstein said. “A process for electronically processing excise documents is in the planning stages, at which time all documents could be recorded electronically. Eventually we hope to see a majority of our documents recorded electronically.”

Simplifile’s e-recording service also eliminates mail costs, check-writing, and other expenses associated with traditional, paper document recording.

“By automating the process electronically, the number of errors and rejections are also significantly reduced,” said Paul Clifford, president of Simplifile. “Most importantly, the customer retains control throughout the entire process by being able to submit, track and receive notification of recorded documents and secure payment processing online through Simplifile.”

Thousands of customers throughout the nation use Simplifile’s service every day to submit documents for e-recording in nearly 900 counties, and many have found that moving toward a more paperless work environment has positively impacted their business.

“All that is needed to begin submitting documents to Whatcom County electronically is a scanner and Internet access,” Clifford said. “It’s simple, easy to use, and provides a more convenient, secure option for companies who need to record documents.”

In addition to Whatcom County, Simplifile’s e-recording service is available in 17 other recording jurisdictions in the state of Washington, including King, Pierce, Snohomish, Spokane, and Clark counties.

Simplifile provides one on one training as well as 24/7 customer support. For more information about e-recording call 800-460-5657 or visit simplifile.com.

About Simplifile

Simplifile is the nation’s largest and fastest-growing e-recording service. Simplifile supports thousands of e-recording customers including title companies, banks, attorneys, lien filers, and other organizations that create and submit documents to nearly 900 local, state, and federal government jurisdictions. Simplifile’s electronic document services save time and 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 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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