Westerly Becomes First Municipality in Rhode Island to Adopt E-recording

August 22, 2019

Simplifile announced that the town of Westerly has joined Simplifile’s e-recording network following the July 1 passage of a law authorizing e-recording statewide in Rhode Island.

“This is a terrific development for Rhode Island settlement agents and municipal recorders, who have long expressed an interest in modernizing their recording processes,” said Paul Clifford, president of Simplifile. “We’re ready to help additional municipalities 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.”

Rhode Island joins 47 other U.S. states that have authorized e-recording of deeds, mortgages and other documents to enable faster and more cost-effective land record transactions. Only Kentucky and Vermont have yet to begin e-recording.

Simplifile’s e-recording service is available in 54 percent of all U.S. counties.


Contact ALTA at 202-296-3671 or communications@alta.org.

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