2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 47-7. Conveyances and releases executed outside this state.

      Sec. 47-7. Conveyances and releases executed outside this state. (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 1-36, any conveyance of real estate situated in this state, any mortgage or release of mortgage or lien upon any real estate situated in this state, and any power of attorney authorizing another to convey any interest in real estate situated in this state, executed and acknowledged in any other state or territory in conformity with the laws of that state or territory relating to the conveyance of real estate therein situated or of any interest therein or with the laws of this state, is valid.

      (b) No county clerk's certificate or other authenticating certificate is required for such conveyance, mortgage, release, lien or power of attorney to be valid, provided the officer taking the acknowledgment indicated thereon the date, if any, on which his current commission expires.

      (1949 Rev., S. 7087; February, 1965, P.A. 167; 1967, P.A. 300; 1969, P.A. 10; P.A. 79-602, S. 3.)

      History: 1965 act specified that conveyance's validity does not depend on whether county clerk's certificate has been affixed "provided the officer taking such acknowledgment shall have indicated thereon the date on which his current commission expires"; 1967 act specified that provisions apply "notwithstanding the provisions of section 1-36" and added reference to "other authenticating" certificates; 1969 act rephrased provision re county clerk's or other certificates; P.A. 79-602 divided section into Subsecs. and restated provisions.

      Deed of land in Connecticut executed in another state before a Connecticut commissioner must be executed and acknowledged according to Connecticut law. 26 C. 381. Cited. 81 C. 541.

      Deed of Connecticut property properly executed and acknowledged under laws of a foreign state, valid in this state even though not in conformity with Connecticut law. 144 C. 629. Effect of statute limited to curing defects in the form or manner of execution or acknowledgment. Id. This section supplements section 47-5, it does not deal with the nature or extent of the estate which the deed purports to convey. Id. (Concurring opinion.)

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