2021 Wyoming Statutes
Title 34 - Property, Conveyances and Security Transactions
Chapter 10 - Marketable Titles
Section 34-10-101 - Definitions.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 34-10-101 (2021)

34-10-101. Definitions.

(a) As used in this act:

(i) "Marketable record title" means a title of record, as indicated in W.S. 34-10-103 which operates to extinguish such interests and claims, existing prior to the effective date of the root of title, as are stated in W.S. 34-10-105;

(ii) "Records" includes probate and other official public records, as well as records in the office of the county clerk;

(iii) "Recording", when applied to the official records of a probate or other court, includes filing;

(iv) "Person dealing with land" includes a purchaser of any estate or interest therein, a mortgagee, a levying or attaching creditor, a land contract vendee, or any other person seeking to acquire an estate or interest therein, or impose a lien thereon;

(v) "Root of title" means that conveyance or other title transaction in the chain of title of a person, purporting to create the interest claimed by the person, upon which he relies as a basis for the marketability of his title, and which was the most recent to be recorded as of a date forty (40) years prior to the time when marketability is being determined. The effective date of the "root of title" is the date on which it is recorded;

(vi) "Title transaction" means any transaction affecting title to any interest in land, including title by will or descent, title by tax deed, or by trustee's, referee's, guardian's, executor's, administrator's, master in chancery's, or sheriff's deed, or decree of any court, as well as warranty deed, quitclaim deed, deed of trust or mortgage;

(vii) "This act" means W.S. 34-10-101 through 34-10-109.

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