On September 9, 2016, the Beaufort County Register of Deeds Department was recognized as an “eRecording All-Star Office” by the Corporation Service Company, CSC Global. The Delaware based company, who has offices in all 50 states and across the globe, presented Register of Deeds, Dale Butts, with a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in eRecording. Mr. Butts implemented electronic recording in 2012, making Beaufort just the 3rd county in South Carolina to do so. That number has now risen to 11 counties, with more in line to start the process.
Nationwide, there are now 1,547 counties that record documents electronically, a proven method of recording by a faster, and more secure means. About 22% of all real estate documents recorded in Beaufort County are now done so electronically, with that number having risen each of the last 4 years.