Superior Court unveils new e-recording service platform


The CNMI Superior Court has officially launched its new electronic recording services platform following an unveiling ceremony last Thursday at the Guma Hustisia in Susupe.

Community stakeholders joined the Superior Court in an unveiling ceremony of its new electronic recording services platform that would essentially provide you the basic services offered by the Superior Court Recorder’s Office at the convenience of your home or office, and at any time of the day.

The project was a collaboration between the Commonwealth Recorders Office within the Superior Court, TriMin Systems, Inc., and Turnkey Solutions LLC.

According to Commonwealth recorder Kelsey Aldan, the new platform, which was in the works since around April this year, is extremely important because it streamlines the process for individuals to record their documents.

“It also provides that extra security of having all of them digitized already and when we launch the research application, it will provide customers with a powerful tool to be able to research all those documents with any information on those documents,” she said. Right now the research application hasn’t been launched yet. “It’s part of the second phase of our platform,” she said.

Aside from the convenience of the platform for the public, it is also the first electronic recording platform in the Marianas, putting the CNMI ahead of Guam.

“I think it’s very exciting because not even Guam has this electronic recording platform. We’re the first in the Marianas to do something like this, so that’s pretty exciting. I’m just hoping that we can ease the customers into the transition to a digital platform. But, if they need help, that’s what we’re here for,” Aldan said.

Documents that you can record on the platform include marriages, land documents, and more.

The fees for recording your documents will be listed on the platform after you have registered and before you submit your digital documents.

In a comment from William Grow II, Turnkey Systems managing partner, he said the platform is all about convenience—for the consumer, for the CNMI recorder, and for the Judiciary as a whole.

“We’re excited about providing this for the public. Anybody can now submit documents online 24/7. You can be traveling, you don’t have to be here in the CNMI. You can be in the comfort of your home, it can be at two in the morning, 12pm, really, it’s convenience. We’re looking for convenience for our consumers and for the judiciary,” said Grow.

Saipan Tribune also spoke with individuals who use the service and they stated that, after test driving the platform, they can say that it has made their jobs much easier.

According to Maria Calma of Security Title Inc., the platform has proven to be convenient for her company as they no longer are bound by regular working hours when it comes to recording documents.

“Our time to file our documents is not limited to 8am to 12am anymore. Now we can just file after 12. Also, the turnaround is very good because it’s faster [based on] our experience right now,” she said.

Security Title Inc., deals with land titles, escrow, title closing transactions, and they help attorneys with probate cases in terms of properties being disputed by determining landownership, and more.

Kimberly Bautista Esmores | Reporter
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