What is E-Recording?
Highlands County offers e-Recording as a cost effective, efficient, and secure method for recording your documents via the internet. Electronic recording—more commonly known as E-Recording—is the process of submitting and recording documents online, through a third-party vendor. Documents that would have traditionally been required to be submitted by person or through the mail can now be submitted electronically from your home or office computer. All you need to E-Record is a computer with a high-speed internet connection and a scanner. Original documents never leave your possession. Online payments are accepted for the transfer taxes, recording fees, and a nominal fee that is paid to the vendor for this process.
The e-Recorded documents can be tracked through the entire recording process and the potential for lost documents is eliminated. Documents are typically recorded the same day if submitted during regular business hours. Once the document is recorded you can immediately retrieve an image that includes our stamp.
What documents can be E-Recorded?
Almost every document that can be recorded in person or by mail can also be recorded electronically. The most commonly E-Recorded documents are Deeds, Mortgages, Assignments of Mortgage, and Satisfactions. However, the following documents require additional steps that can’t be completed electronically, so we are currently unable to accept them for E-Recording:
• Certificates of Compliance/Report of Sale
• Military Discharge
• Notice of Homestead
• Notice of Contest of Lien
• Transfer of Lien to Security
How can I get started E-Recording?
The Highlands County Clerk of Circuit Court & Comptroller's Official Records Division is pleased to offer e-Recording through the following vendors, listed below in alphabetical order. Please note that the Clerk's Official Records Division is precluded from recommending vendors. For your convenience, we have also included a hyperlink to the vendors so that you may easily have access to their sites to determine which vendor best suits your personal and/or professional needs:
Phone: (866) 652-0111
Phone: (888) 325-3365
Phone: (800) 460-5657