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Bucks County Recorder of Deeds Joseph J. Szafran Jr. Receives 2015 eRecording All-Star “Trailblazer” Award

November 10, 2015

On Friday, November 6, 2015, Ms. Elizabeth Paul of the Wilmington, DE-based CSC eRecording Solutions presented Bucks County Recorder of Deeds Joseph J. Szafran with the company’s 2015 All-Star “Trailblazer” Award at the Bucks County Administration Building in Doylestown. The Trailblazer Award recognizes a recording office that has led its state in implementing or further developing eRecording technology.

On February 1, 2015 Bucks County became the first county in the United States to implement eRecording for subdivision plans and exhibits. Additionally, Bucks County is leading the charge – through its role at the forefront of the Pennsylvania Recorder of Deeds Association – to make eRecording mandatory for all counties in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Bucks County first implemented eRecording in 2007. In 2014, the Recorder of Deeds office logged 61 percent of all real estate documents electronically.

“My staff and I are honored to receive this award from a national company in recognition of bringing Bucks County’s electronic recording into the 21st century,” Mr. Szafran said after accepting the award.

Other 2015 county award recipients included Palm Beach County, FL (Rookie of the Year), Dallas County, TX (Model County) and Davidson County, TN (Leader of the Pack).

Mr. Szafran was appointed to the office of the Recorder of Deeds on May 23, 2011. He previously served as a Bensalem Township Councilman for 22 years. For more information on the many functions of the Recorder of Deeds office, please visit the official Bucks County website, www.BucksCounty.org, and click on the page link: http://www.buckscounty.org/government/RowOfficers/RecorderofDeeds.