On behalf of everyone at Commercial Partners Title, we want to acknowledge the concern that is present in our community as we actively work to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. There is no question this is a time of great uncertainty. Commercial Partners Title, LLC has been enacting plans that will allow us to continue serving our customers, while providing our staff with a safe place to work. Currently, we remain open regular business hours and desire to continue our partnership with you and help with any of your closing needs.
At present, in regard to document recording, we understand that each County in Minnesota is making its own decision on how best to respond to the mitigation of the virus. We have not learned of any county where documents are not being accepted for recording in some manner, although some counties have indicated they are not accepting and processing paper documents at this time. We do have the ability to e-record in most counties, although we anticipate that if county staff is reduced or working remotely, it may take longer for documents to be fully processed and returned to us. Please be assured that we are working with our title insurers to maximize your coverage during this transitional period.
If you are working on a construction transaction that you anticipate closing in the next month, we ask that you contact your closer or underwriting counsel immediately to discuss how the current situation may impact your transaction.
We recognize that the situation surrounding our response to COVID-19 is a fluid one. We receive updates regularly about what is happening, not just here in Minnesota, but around the country and we anticipate that there will be further changes. As those changes occur and impact our ability to serve you, we are committed to keeping communication open and to keep you informed of changes in our business that may affect your transaction.
While we don’t know exactly what the future may hold, we feel confident that by helping and supporting one another, we’ll emerge from this stronger than before.