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State's Public Records-Record Retention

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We want to know if there is a vendor or website our bank can utilize to quickly retrieve public records online from various Secretary of State offices, tax cards & tax bills to pay escrowed taxes, retrieve recorded real estate docs i.e. recorded Warranty/Quitclaim Deeds, MTG-DOT and AOR's. The majority of states have their records available online but behind a paywall where you have to pay for each individual page of each document. There's 25+ of us between Lending, Legal, and Compliance that need access at our bank to these docs. In my previous banking career, we utilized a website called NETRONLINE.com with a paid subscription but it appears it is no longer available. Is there a substitute?
Answer: 

I have not heard of one and would believe that county recorders are trying to recoup fees for providing online services and any middle man would need to up-charge this or have sufficient ad revenue to pay the costs. https://www.netronline.com/ is still online and I do see ads. If there is a service worth getting, it would be worth paying for when you want a reliable, accurate service. My recommendation for any alternate provider would be to post a request in the Banker Forums on BOL and network with your peers for a wider reach on the question.

First published on 10/18/2020

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