Governor Corbett signed the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act into law on July 5, 2012. Act 100 of 2012 (House Bill 970) establishes a commission to adopt uniform standards for county recorders of deeds to electronically record deeds, mortgages, leases and other property documents.
The Act also provides that if a law requires a paper document as a condition for recording, then the requirement is satisfied by an electronic document that complies with the Act. And, if a law requires that a document be signed, the requirement is satisfied by an electronic signature. The Act does not require electronic recording.
At least 25 other states have adopted some variation on the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act.