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Texas Bill Clarifies eSigned Document Recording Rules

8/19/2019

​The recently passed Texas Senate Bill 2128 adds much needed clarity to recording requirements for electronically executed (eSigned) documents.  The bill, which takes effect September 1st,  amends the Texas Local Government Code to specifically allow for eSigned documents to be recorded in counties that do not currently allow electronic recording.  To qualify, an eSigned document must be printed out and certified by a notary prior to recordation.  This represents an important step forward for the adoption of eMortgages, as eSigned documents will now be eligible for recordation in all of Texas’ 254 counties.  The full text of the bill may be found here.

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