Simplifile, specializing in real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents and counties, reports that seven more counties in South Dakota have adopted its e-recording service.
The counties include Brule County, Clark County, Edmunds County, Gregory County, Hughes County, Kingsbury County and McPherson County.
The announcement follows a recent decision by the state legislature in South Dakota authorizing local register of deeds offices to accept electronically submitted documents.
“We are excited to hit the ground running in South Dakota, where settlement agents and registers of deeds will begin to experience the benefits of e-recording for the first time this week,” says Paul Clifford, president of Simplifile, in a release. “We look forward to the day when residents of all 50 states can enjoy the security, speed, and cost savings of e-recording.”
South Dakota joins 45 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, West Virginia, Vermont, and Rhode Island have yet to begin e-recording.