Provide and maintain a secure, accessible and impartial place to record and preserve the permanent public record of Alaska.
- Examine, record, index and process original documents.
- Maintain and preserve the Alaska Public Record for future generations.
|Mission Results||Core Services|
|A: Result - Enhance the operation of personal and commercial commerce within Alaska.|
Target #2: 70% of all Recorded documents submitted electronically
Analysis of results and challenges: Electronic Recording (e-Recording) is a time saving and efficient system of recording, it allows the customer to initiate the online submission process and once accepted, have immediate access to the index as well as the document image. Increasing numbers of customers are using this service. As a result, there has been an increase in e-Recording vendors offering online electronic recording. The Recorder's Office continues to move forward with additional vendors to develop the ability to accept multiple merchant submissions to increase e-Recording volumes, which will increase present staff productivity. Previous e-Recording target was to reach 60%, it has now been updated to reflect the new goal of 70%.
|A1: Core Service - Examine, record, index and process original documents.|
Target #1: Efficient operation of the Recorders/Uniform Commercial Code component.
Expenditure to Revenue Ratio
Analysis of results and challenges: In fiscal year 2021 mortgage finance rates maintained an all time low resulting in a surge of refinance records to be recorded. In turn this increased revenue in the Recorder's Office by twenty-three percent from the previous year. This surge in records and revenue is not expected to stay through fiscal year 2022 as the market has not been as busy.
Operation expenses remain consistent and support our mission to maintain the secure and accessible public record conservatively for the people of Alaska.
|A2: Core Service - Maintain and preserve the Alaska Public Record for future generations.|
Target #1: All historic and current documents scanned and accessible to the public.
Historic Records Converted and Released to Database
Analysis of results and challenges: The conversion of historic documents to digital images has been an ongoing project since 2001. Technology has improved over the last 20 years, allowing the ability to improve poor digital images with clearer versions. The division continues to discover and release historic documents that are not yet imaged and available on the public website, while enhancing and replacing illegible images.
Current as of October 27, 2021