2020 Georgia Code
Title 44 - Property
Chapter 2 - Recordation and Registration of Deeds and Other Instruments
Article 1 - Recording
Part 1 - Recording of Deeds and Other Real Property Transactions
§ 44-2-28. Recording of Plat or Copy of Plat - Incorporation by Reference
When any deed, mortgage, or other instrument conveying an interest in or creating a lien on real property refers to the boundaries, metes, courses, or distances of the real estate delineated or shown on any plat of the property or on any blueprint, tracing, photostatic or digital copy, or other copy of the plat which has been recorded as authorized in Code Section 44-2-26 and when the deed, mortgage, or other instrument states the office, book, and page of recordation of the plat or of the blueprint, tracing, photostatic or digital copy, or other copy of the plat, the reference shall be equivalent to setting forth in the deed, mortgage, or other instrument the boundaries, metes, courses, or distances of the real estate as may be delineated or shown on the plat or on the blueprint, tracing, photostatic or digital copy, or other copy thereof.
(Ga. L. 1937, p. 746, § 3; Ga. L. 1982, p. 3, § 44; Ga. L. 2016, p. 193, § 7/HB 1004.)
The 2016 amendment, effective January 1, 2017, inserted "or digital" throughout this Code section.OPINIONS OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
Plat may be referred to in conveyance to aid in description of the property conveyed; such a plat need not be recorded to be utilized to aid in description; it is required that the plat be identified as the one referred to, and evidence of the plat's correctness shown; if these basic requirements are met, the court may even correct errors and deficiencies in the plat to develop a description of the property conveyed. 1973 Op. Att'y Gen. No. U73-19.