Records of escrow agents
(1)An escrow agent shall keep and maintain at all times in the licensed office of the agent, complete and suitable records of escrow transactions made by the agent and of the business of the agent including, but not limited to, books, papers and data clearly reflecting the financial condition of the business of the agent. The records must be open for inspection by the Real Estate Commissioner or the commissioner’s authorized representatives at all times. An escrow agent shall keep escrow records for a period of six years from the date the escrow closes or is terminated. An escrow agent may maintain the records in any format, as determined by the commissioner by rule, that allows for inspection and copying by the commissioner or the commissioner’s representatives. When an escrow agent acts as a subservicer for another escrow agent, the subservicer shall keep its records in the manner required for an escrow agent under this section.
(2)Notwithstanding the requirement of subsection (1) of this section that an escrow agent maintain escrow records in the agent’s licensed office, an escrow agent shall keep escrow records in the office in which the transaction occurred for one year from the date the escrow closes or is terminated.
(3)Notwithstanding the requirements of subsections (1) and (2) of this section to maintain escrow records in specified locations, an escrow agent may maintain escrow records at another location satisfactory to the commissioner if the escrow agent provides the commissioner with prior written notice of the proposed location. [2003 c.427 §3]
Section 696.534 — Records of escrow agents; rules,