What is the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act (URPERA)?

An act promulgated by the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) in 2004 to give county clerks and recorders the legal authority to prepare for eRecording of real property instruments. URPERA established that any requirement for a paper document’s originality is satisfied by an eDocument and eSignature, provided the standards a recording office must follow and what it must do to make eRecording effective, and created a board that sets statewide standards that must be implemented in every office. (See Digital Closings Clear Final Hurdles)