Section 35-4-123

Recording of documents.

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

(b) A judge of probate:

(1) Who implements any of the functions listed in this section shall do so in compliance with standards established by the Electronic Recording Commission.

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

(3) May provide for access to, and for search and retrieval of, documents and information by electronic means.

(4) Who accepts electronic documents for recording shall continue to accept paper documents as authorized by state law and shall place entries for both types of documents in the same index.

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

(6) May convert into electronic form information recorded before the judge of probate began to record electronic documents.

(7) May accept electronically any fee or tax that the judge of probate is authorized to collect.

(8) May agree with other officials of a state or a political subdivision thereof, or of the United States, on procedures or processes to facilitate the electronic satisfaction of prior approvals and conditions precedent to recording and the electronic payment of fees and taxes as provided for in the standards to implement this division.

(Act 2009-510, p. 954, §4.)