E-recording

E-recording

SPECIAL NOTICE:
Sussex County has temporarily had to suspend its e-recording service. Until further notice, all documents for recording should be submitted using USPS, FedEx, UPS, or mail courier services. We are working to correct the issue and apologize for the inconvenience to our customers. Please check back for future updates. 

Also note that, due to circumstances surrounding the COVID pandemic, documents submitted for recording can take as much as 6-8 weeks to be processed and returned.

The Office of County Clerk has been responsible for maintaining a record of real property transfers in the county since 1794. Over the years, the types of records have evolved, as has the method for recording these documents. Today, with the use of imaging technology and a modern electronic land records management system, the Sussex County Clerk’s office is able to offer its customers Level II e-recording.

E-recording will improve the recording process from the point of origin (title company, bank, attorney office, etc.) to the County Clerk’s Office. It will improve work flow, increase productivity, speed up the recording process, and reduce rejections (specifically, rejections due to incorrect fees, missing party names or signatures, missing tax lot & block information, missing marginal notations, etc. will be eliminated because the information is required prior to submission of the documents for recording).
  • Deeds* & Mortgages
  • Notices of Settlement
  • UCCs
  • Tax Liens & Tax Sale Certificates
*Deeds are limited to those exempt from realty transfer fees
CLICK HERE for a complete list of document types acceptable for e-recording.
All documents transmitted through the certified e-filing companies listed below are secure transactions and meet the standards outlined by the Property Records Industry Association (PRIA).
Recording Fees
Standard recording fees and realty transfer taxes will apply as usual. (Fee schedules are available from our Recording Fees, Other Fees page.) Recording fees will be paid via ACH payment at the time of submission.

Submittal Fees
The Sussex County Clerk’s Office has contracted with its Land Records Management System vendor (AMCAD) to facilitate an e-recording service for our customers. Customers wishing to record documents electronically with our office can do so through one of AMCAD’s national certified electronic filing partners listed below. Submittal fees are collected by these e-recording partners and may vary from company to company. We encourage you to contact these companies to determine which company can best meet the needs of your organization.
Contact one of the submitters below for more information on how to establish an account with their organization.

Simplifile:
https://simplifile.com/ To sign up, click on Solutions drop-down, then Get Started link. Fill out and send the form. Simplifile representative should be in touch with you within 1 business day. You may also contact Simplifile directly by email jpettine@simplifile.com or call 800.460.5657. 
ePN (eRecording Partners Network):
https://www.GOePN.com To sign up, click on the web link or contact ePN by email (sales@GOePN.com). You can also call us at 888-325-3365 and we’ll help you get started.

Corporation Service Company:

https://www.erecording.com/ To sign up, click on the link, then fill out and submit the form on this page to request to be contacted by a Document Recording Specialist. You may also contact Corporation Service Company directly by email erecording@cscinfo.com or call (866) 652-0111.