Jessie Bryant

Express Recordings and Services LLC owner Jessie Bryant stands in front of her newly opened office.

WASILLA— During the last week of June, the state shut down the Palmer Recorder’s Office, forcing Valley residents to make the trip to Anchorage to record and file their public documents.

That commute is no longer necessary because Jessie Bryant recently opened Express Recordings and Services, LLC off the Palmer-Wasilla Highway.

Bryant’s quaint office officially opened Aug. 5 and it’s is located at 645 North Jessica Brooke Circle, across the street from Diversified Tire. She said that she can e-record documents quickly, typically within 15 minutes.

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People can record public documents there Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. They can bring anything from property deeds to mining permits. Bryant also offers notary services.

According to the state website, some of the various types of documents commonly recorded in the official records of the state of Alaska includes deeds, mortgages, assignments, modifications, reconveyances, notice of liens, claim of liens, release of liens, uniform commercial code fixture statements, security agreements, judgments and decrees from courts, federal and state tax liens, child support enforcement liens, satisfactions and releases of such liens.

The State Recorder’s office oversees 34 recording districts across Alaska that record, index, and archive all of the documents within the Official Public Record, according to the state website. Public records can be viewed or copied by anyone.

“Approximately 1,000 new documents are recorded and added to the record each day. Millions of documents have been recorded in the official records since prior to statehood,” stated on the Alaska Department of Natural Resources website.

Bryant said that she can record documents for any recording district with the Alaska recorder’s office.

This is her first time running a business. She said that after years of working with a local title agency, her friend suggested that she start her own recordings office to fill the need left behind when the Palmer office closed.

“I thought, ‘why not. Let’s give it a shot,’” Bryant said.

Bryant grew up in the Valley. She’s been a firefighter for the Central Mat-Su Fire Department for 17 years, come December. She said that her hometown is very important to her.

“Yeah, I’ve always wanted to help my community,” Bryant said.

The active firefighter has become an active business owner, stepping in to fill another community need. Now, in addition to saving lives, she gets save her neighbors the hassle of commuting to Anchorage to record their public documents.

For more information about Express Recordings and Services, call 907-521-5499 or visit recordingsllc.com

Inquires can also be sent to expressrecordings2019@gmail.com

Contact Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman reporter Jacob Mann at jacob.mann@frontiersman.com

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