Utica, NY (WIBX) - The Oneida County Clerk says her office is on track to become the first New York county to start processing certain documents in seconds instead of hours.

Beginning December 18, 2012 Oneida County will go to an electronic system for filing real estate and land use records like deeds and mortgages.

County Clerk Sandra DePerno says that by going live with eRecording the county is expected to save more than sixty thousand dollars a year.  She says that confidential transmissions will be kept private and digital signatures will be used to verify the identity of document signers.

The Oneida County Clerk's office currently receives more than twenty two hundred paper documents per month.  The new service is expected to reduce paper usage as well.