New Jersey Revised Statutes § 47:1-8 - Rerecording Worn, Mutilated Or Obscure Records; Reindexing; Cost

47:1-8. Rerecording worn, mutilated or obscure records; reindexing; cost
47:1-8. Whenever any records of any deeds, mortgages or other instruments of record in the office of any clerk or register of deeds and mortgages of any county of this State are becoming worn out, mutilated, obliterated, obscured, or in such condition that by use the same would be likely to become entirely void, lost or unintelligible, and the title to lands or other property endangered, such clerk or register of deeds and mortgages shall, upon the order of any judge of the Superior Court, rerecord such records anew, in books to be kept in the office of such clerk or register of deeds and mortgages, which books shall be known as the book of "rerecorded deeds," or otherwise, in accordance with the types of instruments so rerecorded, shall be numbered and paged as were the old books, shall be certified by such clerk or register of deeds and mortgages, under his hand and seal, to be true copies of the original records, and shall be reindexed in the appropriate books of indexes of such recorded deeds, mortgages or instruments in such counties, being marked as reindexed. The expense of such rerecording shall be paid by the county in which the same is done, as the judge may determine and direct.

Amended 1953,c.45,s.3; 1991,c.91,s.467.

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