Delaware E-Records First Document Through Simplifile

May 28, 2013

Delaware recorded its first electronic document through Simplifile, a national provider of e-recording services. The inaugural document recording, an electronic loan modification agreement, took place at the Kent County recorder of deeds office in Dover.

“This new electronic delivery system will provide a more efficient and effective means to deliver documents for recordation,” said Kent County Recorder of Deeds Betty Lou McKenna, a member of the Delaware Electronic Recording Commission.

“Kent County is committed to constituent service, and this is another way for the recorder of deeds office to be proactive and support our industry,” Malone added. “In fact, many of our customers are already customers of Simplifile, so this will be an easy transition for them. Instead of having to overnight packages or wait for us to mail things back to them, their documents can be recorded in minutes.”

Kent County is scheduled to open e-recording to the general public on June 6. With the addition of Delaware, 41 states have opened their doors to e-recording with Simplifile.

“It’s been a privilege to work with the Kent County Recorder of Deeds office, and we share their excitement with being the first to e-record in the state of Delaware,” said Paul Clifford, president of Simplifile. “We remain driven to lead e-recording expansion efforts nationwide and to provide our customers with an incomparable service that expedites and simplifies the recording process.”

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