Lee County land and official records can now be e-certified
Lee Clerk customers can now get their Official Records certified from the convenience of their home computer. The new service produces electronically certified documents, such as affidavits, deeds and marriage licenses.
“Now customers don’t have to wait for a paper document to be stamped and mailed, which could take days to receive,” said Kevin Karnes, Lee County Clerk of the Court & Comptroller. You can access the system 24/7, wherever you are in the world.”
The e-certified documents help combat fraud by producing secure, encrypted PDF documents emailed to the customer. It is safer to accept than a stamped document and can be reused as many times as needed, unlike the stamped paper certifications.
Customers can purchase the non-refundable e-certified records for $8 each at www.leeclerk.org/ecertify. Each e-certified document may take up to five minutes to produce before being emailed. The records are available to download for up to 30 days after the purchase is made. Prior to purchasing an e-certified record, verify with the receiving agency that it will be accepted.
Customers can still get certified records with the wet seal by visiting the Clerk’s Recording Department on the second floor of the County Administration Building, 2115 Second Street in Fort Myers.
The Lee Clerk’s office also has e-certified court records available for purchase through the Court Records Inquiry website, matrix.leeclerk.org.
For more information about e-certified records, visit www.leeclerk.org/ecertify.