As is common in the mortgage industry, First American Docutech generally provides a “Prepared By” section on security instruments. This section is usually on the front page, but for some states, such as Washington, it prints on the last page. This is because Washington has very specific requirements regarding what can go on the first page.
Since the prepared by section is not required by law and is provided as a courtesy, we have made changes to the Washington security instruments to allow for the removal of the “Prepared By” section by setting Field 61562 “Print Prepared By on Last Page of Recordable Docs” to No.
The impacted documents are:
Cx357 WA Deed of Trust
Cx514 WA Deed of Trust Second
Cx1367 HELOC Deed of Trust – WA
Cx1553 WA Assignment of Deed of Trust
Cx4353 WA Assignment from MERS
Cx4491 WA Assignment – INV BLANK
Cx19405 FHA WA Deed of Trust
This change will take effect on February 17, 2022. If you have any questions or concerns about this change, please contact Client Support at 1.800.497.3584.