recording acts

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary

State statutes that establish a system to keep records of land ownership in an office in each county, commonly called the county recorder, register of deeds, or recorder of deeds.The laws provide for the recording of deeds, liens, mortgages, decrees of distribution from estates, and other documents that affect ownership of land. By making land records public, recording gives everyone notice of ownership and interests in land.

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