As our friends on the Southern coast of the United States prepare for Tropical Storm Cindy, please note that this could affect the filing and service of your documents. Southern County & Clerk Recorders may be closed or have limited hours due to the weather; zlien Support & Operations should be available tomorrow, Wednesday, June 21st; however, there will be alerts if normal business hours are affected.
At zlien, we rely heavily on third parties to satisfy document deadlines. These parties include FedEx (for shipping to recorders), USPS (to serve documents) and the County & Clerk Recorders (to actually record the documents). When severe weather approaches or we're getting ready for a national holiday, expect to see closures from these parties which will ultimately lead to delays in filing and serving documents.
Although weather delays can be unexpected and sudden - and at times impossible to avoid - we always encourage users to order documents as early as possible to combat potential delays that could happen. Even when weather is not the deterring factor, delays are not uncommon. We always recommend utilizing our "Rush" processing for documents with deadlines due in 10 days or less. For subscribers, you will be alerted of this best practice before completing your order.
We will continue to monitor the path of Tropical Storm Cindy, and the Southern coast will be in our thoughts.