Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act Law and Legal Definition

The Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act was promulgated by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law (NCCUSL) in 2004. It was amended a year later in 2005. The purpose of this act is to give county clerks and recorders the legal authority to prepare for electronic recording of real property instruments. The act creates legislation that authorizes land records officials to begin accepting records in electronic form, storing electronic records, and setting up systems for searching for and retrieving these land records. Many states in the U.S. have adopted this act. Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi and U.S. Virgin Islands adopted it in 2010.