Vermont Passes E-recording Bill

June 7, 2022

Vermont became the final state to allow electronic recording as it passed HR 512, which enacted the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts and the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act.

The legislation goes into effect July 1, 2022.

According to the legislation, the town clerk and third-party vendors who provide access to digitized records, shall comply with the most current version of the minimum indexing standards provided by the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration. Town clerks who maintain digitized records shall make the records available on the Internet.

ALTA submitted testimony in support of the bill as a way to improve the consumer experience through the use of technology and a more digital real estate transfer process. According to PRIA, 64% of all documents recorded in 2019 were done so electronically. This marked a 14.4% increase in e-recordings versus paper recordings since data was collected for calendar year 2018. Click here to view a map of e-recording jurisdictions.

“Jurisdictions across the U.S. are undeniably moving toward e-recording as the norm, which expedites and streamlines the real estate transfer process,” ALTA wrote in its testimony.

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