Morrisville, N.C. – Arizona has become the second multi-jurisdictional state in which 100 percent of its 15 counties are eRecording. Pima County is now electronically recording documents.
Colorado was the first multi-jurisdictional state to earn the 100 percent designation, while Hawaii also claims 100 percent with its state-based recording system.
“As only the second multi-jurisdictional state in the nation to actively pursue and successfully implement electronic recording of documents across 100 percent of it counties, Arizona has united with industry partners to provide an exceptional service to its citizens,” explains Helen Purcell, recorder, Maricopa County. “Along with Colorado and Hawaii, Arizona is proud of the successful collaboration that it took to achieve this uniformity, and the results are proving that real efficiency in government can be the norm.”
With the number of counties that are eRecording across the nation nearing the 800 mark, more states are expected to join Arizona, Colorado and Hawaii with 100 percent involvement.
Electronic recording (eRecording) is the automated process in a land records office of receipt, examination, fee calculation and payment, endorsement of recording information and return of recorded electronic documents to the submitter. eRecording improves the quality of data, reduces turn-around times and provides significant cost savings for those who utilize it, when compared to manual processes.
"eRecording hit another milestone with one more state falling into the 100 percent column,” declares Mark Monacelli, public records and property valuation director for St. Louis County, Minn. “We hope to increase the pace of full-participation states by developing seamless implementation strategies through the use of the newly created PRIA eRecording eXcellence Workgroup."
Monacelli is government co-chair of the workgroup, along with Rachael Sokolowksi, Global Debt Registry, who represents the business partners.
“It’s exciting to see so many counties embracing this technology and, along with the technology, the PRIA standards,” said Kay Wrucke, Martin County, Minn., recorder, and president of PRIA.
PRIA, the national standard-setting body for the land records industry, maintains a list of counties that have implemented eRecording technology and posts the list on the association’s Website (www.pria.us). The list includes counties whose implementations have been confirmed by PRIA, and is available to the public.
About The Property Records Industry Association
The Property Records Industry Association is a coalition of government and business partners within the property records industry, cooperating to formulate positions on issues of common interest. PRIA works to identify problems, opportunities and solutions that will make property records systems more efficient, effective and responsive to the public. PRIA strives to identify areas of consensus within the industry, leading to recommendations for national standards pertaining to recordable documents. For more information on PRIA, visit www.pria.us.