E-Recording Goes Online, Palm Beach County Closing Costs Should Drop

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Every lender is different, but closing costs for your next home sale or purchase may be a bit lower thanks to Clerk of Court’s new online filing system.

From Clerk Sharon Bock:

Clerk Sharon Bock is proud to announce that the Clerk & Comptroller’s office is accepting electronic documents for recording in the Official Records of Palm Beach County.

ERecording is the secure electronic submission of documents to the Clerk & Comptroller’s office for recording – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Customers submit their documents through third-party vendors, which forward the documents to the Clerk for recording.

“Maximizing technology will save our users time and money, thus reducing the cost of a real estate closing,” Clerk Bock said. “Our customers will no longer need to mail or deliver documents, and it streamlines our internal workflow and increases efficiencies. We know eRecording is going to be a major benefit for all who use our public records.”

Clerk Bock kicked off eRecording at the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches on Tuesday. Joined by realtors, attorneys and title company representatives, Clerk Bock and representatives from the Clerk’s office detailed the new service, its simplicity and answered questions about how the system works. The Clerk’s office began accepting eRecorded documents on Thursday.

In addition to saving time and money, eRecording allows customers to keep the original documents and eliminates payment errors to the Clerk as those fees are automatically calculated before documents are eRecorded.

ERecording will also reduce the time it takes to record documents into the Official Record. Documents will be recorded in a matter of hours, rather than several days.

“The best part of eRecording is its simplicity — just point, click and eRecord,” Clerk Bock said. “All you need is a computer with a scanner and access to the internet, and you are ready to eRecord.”

To learn more about eRecording, visit the eRecording page at www.mypalmbeachclerk.com or contact the Recording department at (561) 355-2296.

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