Sangamon County E-records First Deed in Illinois

December 16, 2014

Sangamon County Recorder Josh Langfelder announced Dec. 3  that his county processed the first electronically recorded deed in Illinois.

Langfelder said Bank of Springfield used eRecording Partners Network (ePN) to submit an electronic PTAX form, which is used to disclose transfer tax.

“Sangamon County is excited to be the first county in the state of Illinois to electronically record a deed and PTAX. This giant step in recording documents could not have been possible without the efforts of the IACCR, Fidlar Technologies, EPN and the Illinois Department of Revenue. Fidlar and EPN worked very closely with the Sangamon County Recorder's office to make sure eRecording of a deed and PTAX would be an easy process. The Recorder's office is grateful to have two outstanding vendors that are willing to help in moving technology forward within the Recorder's office.”

In May 2014, Illinois passed legislation that allowed counties to process electronic tax stamps. ePN has been working with the Illinois Department of Revenue, and with counties in the state, in implementing a viable solution in implementing the new electronic process.

“We’re excited to play a key role in this significant event and we are looking forward to working with other counties in the state as they begin accepting electronic deeds,” said Jerry Lewallen, president of ePN. 

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