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  • Electronic Signatures
    Customers,

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Register’s Office has of course seen a dramatic increase in the use of Electronic Signatures.

    Just as a reminder, please see the below Tennessee Code referencing the required change that went into effect July 1, 2019.

    § 66-22-101. Authentication; electronic signatures; personal or audio-video appearance before acknowledging officer

    (a) Unless otherwise provided by law, to authenticate an instrument or document for registration or recording in the office of the county register, the maker or the natural person acting on behalf of the maker shall execute the instrument or document by that person's original signature, and the signature shall be either acknowledged according to law or proved by at least two (2) subscribing witnesses. The county register may refuse to record any instrument or document not authenticated in accordance with this section.
    (b) For purposes of this section, “person's original signature” includes an electronic signature as defined in § 8-16-302.
    (c) For purposes of this title and subject to subsection (d), a person may personally appear before the officer taking the acknowledgment by:
    (1) Appearing physically before the officer; or
    (2) Appearing by means of an interactive two-way audio and video communication that meets the online notarization requirements under rules promulgated by the secretary of state pursuant to the Online Notary Public Act, compiled in title 8, chapter 16, part 3, to provide for the orderly administration of this chapter.
    (d) The acknowledging officer must designate in the acknowledgment form whether the principal personally appeared before the officer by means of an interactive two-way audio and video communication pursuant to subdivision (c)(2). If the person appears by means of an interactive two-way audio and video communication, the appearance and the certificate shall be deemed compliant with this chapter if the acknowledging officer amends the acknowledgment forms set forth in §§ 66-22-107, 66-22-108, and 66-22-114, to read “personally appeared before me by audio-video communication” or “personally appeared by audio-video communication” or “before me appear by audio-video communication” rather than “personally appeared before me” or “personally appeared” or “before me appear”.

    In an effort to reduce rejects, simply revise the notary block to comply with this statute.
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MARC GRAVITT
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About the Register of Deeds
  • Purpose
    The principal duty of the County Register's office is to record deeds and other instruments required or allowed to be filed by law; as stated in Tennessee Code 66-24-101. Writings eligible for registration include deeds, powers of attorney, mortgages, marriage settlements, plats, military discharges, etc. The Register is also responsible for collecting and accounting for all fees and taxes due as allowed by law.
  • Electronic Recording Vendors
    Simplifile
    Please contact Barbara McLean with Simplifile for information on eRecording at (865) 599-2045, at Barbara.Mclean@Simplifile.com, or by going to Simplifile.com
    CSC
    Corporation Service Company can be reached at (866) 652-0111, at eRecording@CSCGlobal.com, or by going to eRecording.com
  • Online Access Application
    You can access our database online after completing either a print application or submitting an application online. The $50 fee must be paid before passwords are distributed. The $50 fee is a monthly access fee.
  • You may review our official public records policy by following the link above.
  • Report for the property transactions recorded by the Register's Office last month.
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Published 7/1/2020 [QS v2.19]
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