Jumping Into the Future: New Jersey’s New Recording Law
by Bob Marsico on May 16, 2012
Early in 2012, the State of New Jersey took a significant step into the future by adopting a thorough update of the state’s decades old document recording statute. The new law, which was signed by Governor Christie on January 17, 2012, has been codified at N.J.S.A. 46:26A, 26B and 26C. It is the product of several years of discussions and lobbying efforts by the New Jersey title insurance industry and others seeking to modernize state recording law to address evolving technological changes. The new law contains a number of statutory changes allowing electronic recordation of documents, modifying recordation practices and Notice of Settlement procedures, and setting the stage for standardization of recording fees in the future.
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