Ohio-based Evans Title Agency Completes First E-recording of Deeds in Miami and Warren Counties

December 10, 2015

About a year ago, the recorder’s office in Miami County, Ohio, began electronically recording documents such as mortgages and releases.

Recently, the recorder's office expanded its capabilities as Evans Title Agency completed the first e-recording of a deed transfer through eRecording Partners Network. Last month, the title agency also completed the first e-recording of  a deed in Warren County, Ohio, as well.

“I was very impressed by the simplicity of the process,” said Tim Evans NTP, president of Evans Title Agency. He added that ability e-record deeds will save the amount of time employees spend at the recorder’s office.

“In the past, we had to walk the package through the tax map department, then to the auditor for the transfer and payment of conveyance fees, then to the recorder for recording of documents,” he said. “This process could take a half hour or longer, depending on activity at the respective departments.”

Evans estimated the amount of time to electronically record a file is less than 10 minutes, depending on the number of separate documents. Evans Title Agency has e-recorded nearly every transaction its handled in Miami County since Oct. 20.  

“Unless there is a specific circumstance that would warrant us to walk a transaction through, we expect to use e-recording on every transaction we conduct in the counties that make it available,” Evans said.

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