E-Recording

What is E-Recording?

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.

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
• Plats
• Transfer of Lien to Security

Note to those recording Notices of Commencement (NOCs): When E-Recording NOCs you will receive a recorded copy of the document, but not a certified copy. If you are unsure if you need a certified copy you will need to contact the Building Department of the County or City entity the property is a part of. To obtain a certified copy of an already recorded document, please contact our Public Access department.

How can I get started E-Recording?
If you are interested in E-Recording documents in Manatee County, you will need to contact the vendor listed below:

• Simplifile
Phone: (800) 460-5657
Website: www.simplifile.com