Tuesday, January 27, 2004

A big question people had about electronic recording was the speed with which documents submitted electronically would "go on record." This is how it's supposed to work: When an electronic document arrives, a registry employee will open the image of the document alongside the data related to that document. We will compare them and ensure that all the regular requirements of recording are met. This should only take a few minutes. Then, the registry clerk will "save" the document, just as she would with a paper document with a customer standing across the counter. The document will immediately be assigned instrument, book and page numbers and will officially be "on record." In the coming weeks, we will test the system to determine just how quickly this all will happen. We understand your concerns about the time and order of recording and will keep you informed of developments as the system evolves.

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