“Recording” is one of the final steps of the closing process. Real estate transactions need to be recorded with the county clerk to document proof of the transaction and the change of ownership in the official public record. During closings, it creates a legal chain of title ownership to the new homeowner.
The specifics of the recording process vary state-to-state, and processing times can vary. Recently, some counties have been busier than usual, so some transactions may be recorded after business hours. If you have a question about recording for a specific transaction, please chat with our team.