2017 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 38 - Property - Real and Personal
Real Property
Article 30 - Titles and Interests
§ 38-30-128. Prima facie validity of prior foreign acknowledgments

All deeds and other instruments in writing relating to real estate in this state which have been executed prior to April 23, 1909, purporting to have been acknowledged or proved out of this state before any judge, or clerk, or deputy clerk of any court of record of any foreign kingdom, empire, republic, state, principality, province, colony, island possession, or bailiwick certifying the acknowledgment under the seal of such court, or purporting to have been acknowledged or proved before the chief magistrate or other chief executive or chief officer of any province, colony, island possession, or bailiwick of such foreign kingdom, empire, republic, state, or principality, such chief magistrate or other chief officer of any such colony, island possession, or bailiwick certifying the same under the seal of such colony, island possession, or bailiwick; or purporting to have been acknowledged or proved before a notary public having a seal, or before the mayor or other chief executive officers of any city, town, borough, county, or municipal corporation having a seal, of any such foreign kingdom, empire, republic, state, principality, province, colony, island possession, or bailiwick, such mayor or other chief officer certifying such acknowledgment under such seal; or purporting to have been acknowledged or proved out of this state and within any such kingdom, empire, republic, state, principality, province, colony, island possession, or bailiwick, before any ambassador, minister, consul, vice-consul, consular agent, vice-consular agent, charge d'affaires, commercial agent, vice-commercial agent, or any diplomatic, consular, or commercial agent or representative, or any deputy of any thereof, of the United States or of any other government or country, appointed to reside in the foreign country or place where the proof or acknowledgment is made, certifying the same under the seal of his office, shall be deemed prima facie to have been acknowledged or proved before proper officers, and such deeds or other instrument in writing, and in case of the loss of the originals, a copy of the record thereof, and of the certificate of the acknowledgment or proof appertaining to the same, shall be received as prima facie evidence of the execution and acknowledgment thereof, anything in the statutes of this state to the contrary notwithstanding.

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