2016 Mississippi Code
Title 19 - Counties and County Officers
Chapter 27 - Surveyors and Surveys
§ 19-27-27. Maps and plats; recording
Such map or plat shall be recorded in the office of the clerk of the chancery court of the county or counties where the land lies, and in the following manner. The proprietor shall cause to be made, by a competent person, on the same scale and on paper of the same size and quality as that on which the map or plat is required to be made, an exact duplicate of said map or plat, with the detailed description, and signed and acknowledged as the original is required to be. The said map or plat and the said duplicate shall be delivered to the clerk of the chancery court, who shall carefully examine the same, and, if he find that in any respect it fails to conform to the requirements of Sections 19-27-23, 19-27-25, he shall point out the deficiency to the person so presenting it, and return it to such person for correction. When such map or plat shall conform, or shall be made to conform, to the requirements of law, the clerk and the engineer, surveyor, or other person who made the same, shall carefully compare the duplicate with the map or plat, and, if correct, or when made correct, it shall be certified by the clerk and the engineer, surveyor, or other maker, stating therein that they have carefully compared the same with the map or plat (describing it), and that it is an exact duplicate thereof, and of the whole of such map or plat. The clerk shall then securely fasten the said duplicate in a book of the proper size for such paper, so that it shall not be folded, which book shall be securely bound and provided at the costs of the county, after the first map or plat is so presented. Such duplicate so fastened in said book shall be held and taken to be a record of the map or plat, with like effect as if the map or plat had been actually transcribed by the clerk in a book in his office. The clerk shall certify on the map or plat and note on the duplicate the time when it was recorded, and make a reference on the map to the book and page where recorded. The lines and distances of all such maps or plats shall be in yards, feet, and inches.
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