Wyoming Authorizes E-recording as Four New Counties Adopt Simplifile

January 10, 2017

Following the enactment of a new law Jan. 1 authorizing electronic recording in Wyoming, four counties in the state joined Simplifile’s e-recording network.

The legislation empowers county clerks throughout the state to accept electronic recordings of deeds, mortgages, conveyances and other similar documents in accordance with the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act (URPERA). Wyoming joins 30 other U.S. states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia in adopting URPERA.

“This is a terrific development for Wyoming settlement agents and county recorders, who have long expressed an interest in modernizing their recording processes,” said Paul Clifford, president of Simplifile. “We’re ready to help additional counties get up and running—a process that usually takes only days—so they can take advantage of e-recording’s significant time- and cost-savings.”

Two Wyoming counties, Converse and Sweetwater, began accepting e-recorded documents in 2011 under the assumption the state would eventually adopt URPERA. Earlier this week, Fremont, Lincoln, Teton and Weston counties became the first new Wyoming jurisdictions to begin e-recording with Simplifile following URPERA adoption.

Simplifile reported that its e-recording service is available in 1,559 county recording offices.

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