County Recorders are responsible for recording documents related to all real-property transactions that occur within their county. Documents are submitted to the County Recorder to be recorded and made a public record. This historically has been done by mail and in person, a manual and time-consuming paper process.
In 1997, Orange County became the first county in California and the nation to implement an electronic recording delivery system, creating the opportunity for paperless transactions.
This system enables customers (e.g. title and escrow companies) with significant numbers of documents to record via computer. This system also empowers customers to receive immediate and direct communication from Orange County Recorder staff and to monitor the status of recordings electronically.
After the passage of the Electronic Recording Delivery Act of 2004, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Diego Counties collaborated to establish a new multi-county system.
We now introduce the Statewide Electronic Courier Universal Recording Environment (SECURE), our solution to provide more efficient and cost-effective public service to our customers as we continue to safeguard public records.
The system chosen by California's four largest counties!