The number of recording jurisdictions that are electronically recording (e-recording) documents reached the 900 mark in April, according to Kay Wrucke, recorder, Martin County, Minn., and president of the Property Records Industry Association (PRIA).
“This milestone is particularly meaningful because ‘900’ represents approximately 25 percent of the total number of recording jurisdictions in the country,” Wrucke said.
According to PRIA’s tracking system, it took from the late 1990s until August 2006 to reach the 200 eRecording counties mark. More than 1,000 counties are expected to be electronically recording documents by the end of 2013.
“Between June 2012 and April 2013, the number of counties committing to the eRecording process increased by 9 percent,” said Washoe County (Nev.) Recorder and PRIA Technology Committee Co-chair, Larry Burtness. “As the PRIA eRecording standards continue to mature, the number of counties leveraging this technology continues to expand.”