Download Zipped Enrolled WordPerfect HB0200.ZIP
[Introduced][Amended][Status][Bill Documents][Fiscal Note][Bills Directory]
H.B. 200 Enrolled
8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill modifies provisions relating to county recorders.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . establishes requirements for documents submitted for recording with the county
14 recorder's office;
15 . authorizes county recorders to establish certain standards for documents submitted
16 for recording with the county recorder's office;
17 . requires a county recorder who intends to establish those standards to provide notice
18 and an effective date at least three months after the notice;
19 . authorizes county recorders to charge and collect an additional fee for documents
20 that fail to comply with formatting requirements;
21 . provides exceptions to the requirements for certain documents; and
22 . makes technical changes.
23 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
25 Other Special Clauses:
27 Utah Code Sections Affected:
29 17-21-20, as last amended by Chapter 173, Laws of Utah 2000
31 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
32 Section 1. Section 17-21-20 is amended to read:
33 17-21-20. Recording required -- Recorder may impose requirements on
34 documents to be recorded -- Prerequisites -- Additional fee for noncomplying documents
35 -- Recorder may require tax serial number -- Exceptions.
36 (1) Subject to [
37 instrument required by law to be filed in the office of the county recorder shall be recorded
38 unless otherwise provided.
39 (2) Each document executed on or after July 1, 2007 that is submitted for recording to
40 a county recorder's office shall:
41 (a) unless otherwise provided by law, be an original or certified copy of the document;
42 (b) be in English or be accompanied by an accurate English translation of the
44 (c) contain a brief title, heading, or caption on the first page stating the nature of the
46 (d) contain the legal description of the property that is the subject of the document;
47 (e) comply with the requirements of Section 17-21-25 and Subsections 57-3-105 (1)
48 and (2);
49 (f) be notarized with the notary stamp with the seal legible; and
50 (g) have original signatures.
51 (3) (a) Beginning September 1, 2007, a county recorder may require that each paper,
52 notice, and instrument submitted for recording in the county recorder's office:
53 (i) be on white paper that is 8-1/2 inches by 11 inches in size;
54 (ii) have a margin of one inch on the left and right sides and at the bottom of each
56 (iii) have a space of 2-1/2 inches down and 4-1/2 inches across the upper right corner
57 of the first page and a margin of one inch at the top of each succeeding page;
58 (iv) not be on sheets of paper that are continuously bound together at the side, top, or
60 (v) not contain printed material on more than one side of each page;
61 (vi) be printed in black ink and not have text smaller than seven lines of text per
62 vertical inch; and
63 (vii) be sufficiently legible to make certified copies.
64 (b) A county recorder who intends to establish requirements under Subsection (3)(a)
65 shall first:
66 (i) provide formal notice of the requirements; and
67 (ii) establish and publish an effective date for the requirements that is at least three
68 months after the formal notice under Subsection (3)(b)(i).
69 (c) If a county recorder establishes requirements under this Subsection (3), the county
70 recorder may charge and collect from persons who submit a document for recording that does
71 not comply with the requirements, in addition to any other fee that the county recorder is
72 authorized to charge and collect, a fee that:
73 (i) is calculated to recover the additional cost of handling and recording noncomplying
74 documents; and
75 (ii) may not exceed $2 per page.
77 require that the applicable tax serial number of each parcel affected by the instrument appear
78 on each instrument before it may be accepted for recording.
79 (b) If a county recorder requires the applicable tax serial number to be on an instrument
80 before it may be recorded:
81 (i) the county recorder shall post a notice of that requirement in a conspicuous place at
82 the recorder's office;
83 (ii) the tax serial number may not be considered to be part of the legal description and
84 may be indicated on the margin of the instrument; and
85 (iii) an error in the tax serial number does not affect the validity of the instrument or
86 effectiveness of the recording.
87 (5) Subsections (2), (3), and (4) do not apply to:
88 (a) a map;
89 (b) a certificate or affidavit of death;
90 (c) a military discharge;
91 (d) a document regarding taxes that is issued by the Internal Revenue Service of the
92 United States Department of the Treasury;
93 (e) a document submitted for recording that has been filed with a court and conforms to
94 the formatting requirements established by the court; or
95 (f) a document submitted for recording that is in a form required by law.
[Bill Documents][Bills Directory]