Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Conny McCormack is pleased to announce the implementation this month of a new computer system for recording of property documents known as the Enterprise Recording Archive System (ERA).
The number of real estate purchases, re-financings and property transfers throughout the County has increased 75% over the past decade and all such transactions require recording with the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Department. Currently up to 3.3 million property documents are filed annually with the Los Angeles County RR/CC. The new ERA System allows greater automation of the numerous steps in the property document recording process. "Duplicative processes have been replaced with a single point of data capture which, coupled with electronic scanning of documents, reduces the time spent by staff keying data. As a result of implementing the new system, the County anticipates operational cost savings of approximately $1 million annually," McCormack said.
The development of the ERA system began in 2004 and was finalized at the end of 2006. It was designed, written, tested and implemented by RR/CC technical staff with the assistance of contract programmers. The new, state-of-the-art ERA system was designed to be compatible with advancements in electronic recording of property documents and to interface more seamlessly with the County Assessor’s systems.
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