June 13, 2023 – El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Steve Schleiker has been appointed to the Colorado Electronic Recording Technology Board (ERTB). The appointment by the Colorado Secretary of State is for a two-year term effective July 1, 2023.
“The Electronic Recording Technology Board serves a crucial role in the growth of the Colorado economy. Replacing and upgrading existing recording technology in Colorado counties allows county recording offices to provide enhanced customer service while operating at peak efficiency and also enhances public access to these records,” said Colorado Secretary of State, Jena Griswold. The Board’s determinations facilitate sustained success for county recording offices across the state, and I believe Clerk Schleiker’s dedication to public service will add greatly to the Board’s achievements.”
The ERTB ensures consistency and quality in electronic filing and recording systems and efficient access to public records with emphasis on the following core goals established by the Board.
- Assure the security, accuracy, and preservation of public records required to be maintained by a Clerk and Recorder.
- Assure that the sequence in which documents are received by a clerk and recorder is accurately reflected to the greatest extent practicable.
- Provide online public access to public documents while maintaining the privacy of personal identifying information when applicable.
- Assure that electronic filing systems used in different counties are sim to facilitate the submission and searching of electronic records.
“I am looking forward to serving the public on the Electronic Recording Technology Board,” said Clerk Steve Schleiker. “The Recording Offices in counties statewide must operate with efficient systems that are current with 21st century technology and provide the public access to recorded documents. Our customers are impacted by the success of these systems. The ERTB reviews and makes assessments related to the operating systems that may include replacing or upgrading technology to provide the most competent programs for recording functions.”
The ERTB was established by Senate Bill 16-155 providing a funding structure for a five-year period and then extended for another five years by House Bill 21-1225. Its inception was inclusive of professionals in fields of lending, real estate, law and counties identified the need for a program that evaluates recording technology systems statewide. Colorado was the first multi-jurisdictional state in the nation to adopt e-Recording across the state.