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§ 47‑16.4.  Recording ofdocuments.

(a)        In this section,"paper document" means a document that is received by the register ofdeeds in a form that is not electronic.

(b)        A register ofdeeds:

(1)        Who implements anyof the functions listed in this section shall do so in compliance withstandards adopted by the Secretary of State.

(2)        May receive, index,store, archive, and transmit electronic documents.

(3)        May provide foraccess to, and for search and retrieval of, documents and information byelectronic means.

(4)        Who acceptselectronic documents for recording shall continue to accept paper documents asauthorized by law and shall place entries for both types of documents in thesame index.

(5)        May convert paperdocuments accepted for recording into electronic form.

(6)        May convert intoelectronic form information recorded before the register of deeds began torecord electronic documents.

(7)        May acceptelectronically any fee or tax that the register of deeds is authorized tocollect.

(8)        May agree with otherofficials of this State or a political subdivision thereof on procedures orprocesses to facilitate the electronic satisfaction of conditions to recordingand the electronic payment of fees and taxes. (2005‑391, s. 1.)