Jackson County adds e-recording service


Staff Reports

Jackson County government has expanded e-recording to include documents that transfer property.

In addition to nontransfer of property documents, customers can now e-record deeds with sales disclosures and other transfer documents that require review and/or approval by the assessor and auditor prior to final recording.

County Recorder Amanda Lowery, Assessor Katie Kaufman and Auditor Roger Hurt implemented the change to add further safety, security and reliability to their recording customers, especially given the disruptions created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Implementing full e-recording will allow many businesses and verified users to avoid the delays and costs involved with mailing or hand-delivering documents to the courthouse. This also will help those who either do not qualify or want to e-Record to minimize the handling of paper documents.

By expanding e-recording to include transfers, the county has taken an important step to improve services and mitigate disruptions to the real estate industry in Jackson County, the state and country going forward, Lowery said in a news release.

“Through adding full e-recording as a delivery option, we have made a valuable service available to our recording customers in Jackson County, and we are now better prepared to continue service despite unforeseen challenges going forward,” she said.

“This option not only saves businesses, attorneys and other professional submitters time by having documents instantly received at the courthouse, but it also saves them money with the elimination of envelope and check preparation, postage, handling, travel and courier costs or errors,” she said.

E-recording also allows people to track packages, quickly receive and resolve rejections and instantly receive the recorded document back.

“Feedback from e-recording customers so far has been excellent, and we look forward to more customers utilizing this service,” Lowery said.

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For information or to register for the e-recording service, visit jacksoncounty.in.gov/government/departments_i-z/recorder/e-recording.php.


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