BRADENTON, Fla. — The office of the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller recently adopted an e-recording platform to streamline the overall recording process for Manatee County residents.
Through Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents and counties, the Clerk’s Office is now able to electronically receive, stamp, record and return documents through its system in a matter of minutes. This efficient platform reduces documentation and processing errors and eliminates check-writing expenses by allowing settlement agents to submit recording fees and other recording-related expenses directly through an integrated electronic payment system.
“We are pleased to offer e-recording as an added efficiency for our customers,” said Angel Colonneso, the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller.
Manatee County joins 51 other Florida counties that also offer e-recording through the system.
“E-recording is a win-win for the county and for its customers, saving time and money on mailing expenses and eliminating paper waste, among other benefits,” said Paul Clifford, president of Simplifile. “We’re thrilled to be working with Manatee County and helping provide this user-friendly service.”
Nationwide, more than 1,735 counties e-record with Simplifile, making it the largest e-recording network in the U.S.
About the Manatee County Clerk of the Court
The Florida Constitution established the Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller as a public trustee, independently elected to protect public funds and public records while executing the functions of Clerk of the Circuit Court, County Comptroller, Treasurer and Auditor, Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners and County Recorder. The Clerk oversees a staff of more than 275 people, responsible for performing nearly 1,000 constitutional or statutory functions or duties, representing the broadest and most diverse mantle of responsibility of any locally elected official. The citizens of Manatee County elect the Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller to a four-year term. Currently, Angelina M. Colonneso serves as the Clerk of the Court. For more information, call 941-749-1800 or visit www.ManateeClerk.com.
Simplifile, the nation’s largest e-recording network, was founded in 2000 to connect settlement agents and county recorders via its e-recording service. Today, Simplifile has broadened its services to include collaboration tools and post-closing visibility for mortgage lenders and settlement agents working together on real estate documents. Through Simplifile, users can securely record, share and track documents, data and fees with ease. To learn more, visit https://simplifile.com or call 800-460-5657.