Anchorage – The Anchorage District Recorder’s Office has begun electronically recording (e-recording) land record documents such as deeds, mortgages, and reconveyances on a limited basis. Over the next several months, additional recording districts will begin e-recording.
E-recording is the process of submitting, receiving and processing documents for recording via the Internet that have traditionally been sent to the Recorder’s Office for recordation by runner, express mail or courier service. These documents are typically submitted by title companies, abstractors, banks and attorneys. E-recording is expected to simplify and accelerate all aspects of the recording process and dramatically improve the Recorder’s Office's ability to serve its customers.
According to State Recorder Vicky Backus, e-recording is not only cost effective, but it also eliminates trips to the Recorder’s Office and expedites the recording workflow process. E-recording customers will have the ability to record and track the status of documents from the convenience of their offices, using a standard web browser, she said. The Recorder’s Office is working with Simplifile, a private vendor, to provide this new service.
For information about the Alaska Recorder’s Office, visit http://dnr.alaska.gov/ssd/recoff/. For additional information about Simplifile, visit simplifile.com.