DataTrace Enhances Available Images for Four Counties in New York

February 9, 2021

DataTrace announced it now can provide title professionals access to historical property document images that are currently unavailable through New York City’s Automated City Register Information System (ACRIS).

The ACRIS portal currently houses information from January 1966 to present for Bronx, Kings, New York and Queens counties. DataTrace has acquired documents pre-dating ACRIS, and digitally enhanced them to make them more legible. These newly available, high-quality images date back to the 17th century through 1966. Access to these images will save title professionals time and reduce expense in the property transfer process, particularly when they are re-searching land subdivision issues, according to DataTrace.

To assist clients in finding the images they need, DataTrace is also offering optional access to the county historical index through a fixed-fee subscription service. It’s designed to help find specific documents that pertain to the property in question because, once identified, the images can then be pulled from the repository.

“Our clients look to DataTrace for critical information needed for their real estate closings,” said Chuck Mauro, vice president of operations at DataTrace’s New York regional office. “Both the historical images and indices are available through our order entry and retrieval system, SearchTrax. The combination of these two digital assets effectively eliminates the cost and time to physically visit the courthouse to conduct real estate due diligence in Metro New York. By eliminating the need to physically visit the courthouse, DataTrace has achieved single-seat title production through remote access in the four ACRIS counties of New York City. Our customers can now expedite real estate closings for their clients, helping them achieve the American dream of homeownership faster.”

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