E-recording Expands in Alaska, Oklahoma

March 26, 2013

Simplifile, an e-recording service provider, announced that several more counties and recording districts are now accepting electronic recording.

Alaska continued its efforts to adopt e-recording statewide, adding three new recording districts that have been enabled for e-recording. With the addition of Ketchikan, Petersburg and Wrangell recording districts, more than half of Alaska is accepting electronic documents through Simplifile, the nation’s largest e-recording service provider.

Alaska Escrow & Title Insurance Agency Inc. was the first organization to e-record in Ketchikan Recording District, successfully submitting and recording a mortgage document with the recorder’s office using Simplifile’s online service.

“I believe e-recording benefits our customers because it is quick and easy and streamlines the process significantly,” said Kim Glisson, general manager of Alaska Escrow & Title Insurance Agency Inc. “Our experience with Simplifile has been fantastic; they are so quick to respond and have been super helpful.”

The company’s Juneau office began using Simplifile’s service in February and was anxious to begin e-recording in the new district from their Ketchikan office.

According to Glisson, their organization has recorded 75 percent of their documents through e-recording and plans to e-record 100 percent as more document types become available at the recorder’s office.

Additionally, Bryan and Rogers counties in Oklahoma are now accepting electronic documents for recording through Simplifile.

First American Mortgage Services was the first to electronically submit a mortgage document to Rogers County for recording using Simplifile’s e-recording software. After approximately one hour, the mortgage was recorded, stamped, and returned to the submitter.

“I knew from the moment I learned about e-recording that it would be something Rogers County would greatly benefit from,” said Rogers County Clerk Robin Anderson. “The land records clerks and I are all excited about it, and it will save our department and Rogers County money and time.”

Thirty Oklahoma counties now offer e-recording.

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