2017 Tennessee Code
Title 66 - Property
Chapter 24 - Registration of Instruments
Part 2 - Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act
§ 66-24-203. Validity of electronic documents.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 66-24-203 (2017)
  • (a) If a law requires, as a condition for recording, that a document be an original, be on paper or another tangible medium, or be in writing, the requirement is satisfied by an electronic document satisfying this part.
  • (b) If a law requires, as a condition for recording, that a document be signed, the requirement is satisfied by an electronic signature or a digitized image of a wet signature.
  • (c) A requirement that a document or a signature associated with a document be notarized, acknowledged, verified, witnessed, or made under oath is satisfied if the electronic signature or a digitized image of a wet signature of the person authorized to perform that act, and all other information required to be included, is attached to or logically associated with the document or signature. A physical or electronic image of a stamp, impression, or seal need not accompany an electronic signature.
  • (d)
    • (1) A county register may receive for registration any electronic document that is created by making a digitized image of an original paper document that is eligible for registration, and beginning July 1, 2007, has the certification required by § 66-24-101(d).
    • (2) All recordings of electronic documents eligible for registration pursuant to this subsection (d) are validly registered when accepted for recording by the county register. Electronic documents registered by county registers prior to July 1, 2007, shall be considered validly registered.
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