Simplifile Expand E-recording Availability in Virginia

April 9, 2013

Simplifile, an electronic recording service provider, reported Rockingham County, Va., now accepts electronic documents, such as deeds and mortgages, for recording.

“Since I took office, it has been our focus to not only save the time of staff, which directly relates to taxpayer funding, but also save taxpayer time directly when they seek this office to do business with,” said Chaz Evans-Haywood, clerk of the circuit court in Rockingham County and the City of Harrisonburg.

According to Evans-Haywood, this newly available electronic filing option will give users an additional nine hours in the morning and six hours and 59 minutes in the evening on any given work day to submit their filings, which is sometimes needed to complete a closing and get the items recorded.

“No longer will courthouse hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. be a controlling factor in their work day,” Evans-Haywood said.

Simplifile’s e-recording service enables document submitters such as title companies, banks attorneys and lien filers to scan, upload and submit documents to the clerk’s office online, eliminating postage, mail, and courier fees, among other cost and time-saving benefits.

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