The Porter County Recorderís office debuted its new eRecording service on
Monday which will enable it to electronically record deeds, mortgages and
other documents in cooperation with the County Assessor and Auditor.
County Recorder Jon Miller said the new service will make easier for the
average citizen to get their recorded documents within a shorter amount of
eRecording automates document examination, fee collection, image retention,
data processing and eliminates the recording of paper document. It allows
the Recorderís office to electronically accept documents securely and
efficiently via the Internet.
ďThe quickest way to the courthouse is to not have to go there at all.
eRecording will allow document submitters the ability to electronically
transmit their documents instead of using couriers and express or overnight
mail,Ē Miller said.
The Porter County Board of Commissioners approved a memorandum of
understanding with eRecording Partners Network (ePN) requested by Miller
earlier this month to implement eRecording with the Recorderís software
vendor Fidlar Technologies which will not require any additional county
The office currently accepts eRecordings with three submitting vendors --
ePN, Simplifile and Corporation Service Company.
Miller in a press release said the benefits of eRecording include a
reduction in the manual process associated with paper processing from days
to just minutes, eDocuments can be submitted to the his office quicker than
by mail or carrier, a direct cost savings in postage, overnight shipping and
delayed processing, and fewer rejections and faster corrections.
If for any reason a document submitted by anyone is incomplete, rejected
documents can be resubmitted in hours instead of days, Miller said.
Millerís goal by the end of this year is for his office to be receiving up
to 25 percent of their documents digitally through eRecording and 50 percent
in possibly two to three years similar to what Allen County is doing now.
Miller said his office is the first in Northwest Indiana to use eRecording.
The service is now available at