2016 Mississippi Code
Title 29 - Public Lands, Buildings and Property
Chapter 3 - Sixteenth Section and Lieu Lands
In General (§§ 29-3-1 - 29-3-141)
§ 29-3-5. Abstracts of title; alternative title searches by attorneys

MS Code § 29-3-5 (2016) What's This?

(1) A complete abstract of title may be made of each parcel of said land, and such abstract shall contain references, by book and page, to the acts of congress, the acts of the legislature, and to all records relating thereto. Every such abstract shall be duly certified and recorded in the record of deeds, and be styled and indexed under the head of "School Trust Lands, S , T , R ." Said abstract shall be so styled and indexed whether the land be in a sixteenth section or in another section taken in lieu of it, and the original shall be deposited in the land office.

(2) As an alternative to the requirements of subsection (1), a personal examination of the sixteenth section land records by a licensed practicing attorney of the State of Mississippi shall be sufficient, provided it is accompanied by an attorney's title certificate and opinion certifying to the ownership of each sixteenth section. Said title certificate and opinion shall include a complete listing of all persons entitled to possession of said lands and the true condition of the title of said lands.

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