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Chapter 565 - CONVEYANCES OF REAL PROPERTY
R.S. of 1846 ‑ Revised Statutes of 1846 (565.1 - 565.49)
     R‑S‑1846‑565‑1‑65 ‑ CHAPTER 65 CHAPTER 65. OF ALIENATION BY DEED, AND THE PROOF AND RECORDING OF CONVEYANCES, AND THE CANCELING OF MORTGAGES. (565.1...565.49)
          Section 565.1 ‑ Conveyance of land made by deed.
          Section 565.3 ‑ Quit claim deed; estate passed.
          Section 565.4 ‑ Conveyance of greater estate than possessed; effect.
          Section 565.5 ‑ Covenants; implication in conveyance.
          Section 565.6 ‑ Covenants; implication in mortgage.
          Section 565.7 ‑ Conveyance of land adversely possessed; validity.
          Section 565.8 ‑ Deeds; execution; witnesses; acknowledgment; endorsement; validity and legality of certain acknowledgments and recordations of deeds; recorded deed lacking 1 or more witnesses.
          Section 565.9 ‑ Execution of deed in another state; governing law, acknowledgment.
          Section 565.10 ‑ Execution of deed in another state; seal of officer, certificate; record of prior deeds as evidence.
          Section 565.11 ‑ Execution of deed in foreign country; governing law; acknowledgment; certificate, seal; validation of certain deeds; record as evidence.
          Section 565.13 ‑ Conveyance by nonresident married person; effect; procedure.
          Section 565.14 ‑ Deed; failure to acknowledge; proof by witness of execution.
          Section 565.15 ‑ Deed; failure to acknowledge; proof of handwriting where witnesses are unobtainable.
          Section 565.16 ‑ Deed; refusal to acknowledge; application to circuit court; summons to grantor.
          Section 565.17 ‑ Deed; proof of execution; certificate of court.
          Section 565.18 ‑ Deed; refusal to acknowledge; proof of execution by proving handwriting.
          Section 565.19 ‑ Subscribing witnesses; subpoenas for attendance.
          Section 565.20 ‑ Subscribing witnesses; refusal to appear or testify; civil liability; contempt; penalty.
          Section 565.21 ‑ Unacknowledged deed; filing of copy by person interested; effect.
          Section 565.22 ‑ Unacknowledged deed; effect of filing; continuation.
          Section 565.23 ‑ Certificate of acknowledgment or proof of execution; effect on right to have deed recorded.
          Section 565.24 ‑ Delivery of instrument to register of deeds; affixing date, hour, and minute; accessibility; destruction of information created or maintained under subsection (2); fee; indexing of instrument; applicability of subsections (2) to (4); "general index date" defined; civil immunity.
          Section 565.24a ‑ Assignment of liber and page or unique identifying number; satisfaction of recording requirements; delivery of instrument rejected on prior occasion.
          Section 565.25 ‑ Perfecting recording; conditions; exemptions; liability for certain conduct; penalties.
          Section 565.26 ‑ Repealed. 2008, Act 358, Imd. Eff. Dec. 23, 2008.
          Section 565.27 ‑ Recorded instruments; contents.
          Section 565.28 ‑ General index; contents; computerized index; securing computerized and primary indexes.
          Section 565.29 ‑ Unrecorded conveyance; validity against subsequent purchaser; relation of quit claim deed to good faith.
          Section 565.30 ‑ Deeds of church pews and slips; recording.
          Section 565.32 ‑ Unrecorded deed of defeasance; validity against person without notice.
          Section 565.33 ‑ Assignment of mortgage; effect of recording.
          Section 565.34 ‑ Purchaser; definition.
          Section 565.35 ‑ Conveyance; definition.
          Section 565.36 ‑ Power of attorney to convey lands; inapplicability of preceding section; executory land contract; recording; recording as evidence.
          Section 565.37 ‑ Power of attorney to convey lands; recording of revocation.
          Section 565.38 ‑ New county; transcription of instruments; effect, compensation of register.
          Section 565.39 ‑ Device used as seal; effect; application to official seals.
          Section 565.40 ‑ Prior legal conveyances; effect as evidence, recording; conveyance under unacknowledged contract, record as evidence.
          Section 565.41 ‑ Discharge of mortgage; payment of filing fee by mortgagee; date of discharge.
          Section 565.42 ‑ Discharge of mortgage; certificate of mortgagee; circuit court, or register in chancery.
          Section 565.43 ‑ Discharge of mortgage; recording of certificate; reproduced documents; reference to liber and page containing certificate.
          Section 565.44 ‑ Discharge of mortgage; refusal; civil liability; penalty; time periods.
          Section 565.46 ‑ Proof and acknowledgment of deeds; application of law to instruments affecting lands.
          Section 565.47 ‑ Recording by register of deeds; acknowledgment required.
          Section 565.48 ‑ Deed by surviving joint tenant of lands; recording; certified copy of death.
          Section 565.49 ‑ Conveyances; same person or persons among grantors and grantees; joint tenancy, tenancy by entireties.
Act 66 of 1956 ‑ OIL AND GAS ASSIGNMENTS (565.81 - 565.85)
     Section 565.81 ‑ Oil and gas assignment; security for indebtedness.
     Section 565.82 ‑ Oil and gas assignment; time of operation.
     Section 565.83 ‑ Oil and gas assignment; validity; certified copy; service on pipe line company.
     Section 565.84 ‑ Oil and gas assignment; duration of effectiveness.
     Section 565.85 ‑ Oil and gas assignment; definitions.
Act 200 of 1945 ‑ MARKETABLE RECORD TITLE (565.101 - 565.109)
     Section 565.101 ‑ Marketable record title.
     Section 565.101a ‑ “Mineral interest” defined.
     Section 565.102 ‑ Unbroken chain of title to interest in land; conditions.
     Section 565.103 ‑ Marketable record title; successors in interest; notice of claims; filing for record.
     Section 565.104 ‑ Marketable record title; failure to file notice not to bar right to possession.
     Section 565.105 ‑ Notice of claim to contain land description; recording, fees, indexing.
     Section 565.106 ‑ Construction of act; purpose; extinguishment of claim.
     Section 565.107 ‑ Limitations of actions.
     Section 565.108 ‑ Filing slanderous notices of claims; costs awarded to plaintiff.
     Section 565.109 ‑ Claims not barred; time for filing notice of claim.
Act 31 of 1947 ‑ DISCHARGE OF LIENS, MORTGAGES, AND OTHER CLAIMS IN LAND (565.131 - 565.132)
     Section 565.131 ‑ Discharge of mortgages; liens, recorded claims in land by state administrative board.
     Section 565.132 ‑ Validation of executed discharges.
Act 187 of 1881 ‑ FORM OF DEEDS, MORTGAGES, AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS (565.151 - 565.154)
     Section 565.151 ‑ Form; warranty deed.
     Section 565.152 ‑ Form; quit claim deed.
     Section 565.153 ‑ Estates; word of creation.
     Section 565.154 ‑ Mortgage; wording; validity and enforceability.
Act 125 of 1966 ‑ ANNUAL STATEMENTS TO MORTGAGORS (565.161 - 565.164)
     Section 565.161 ‑ Annual statements to mortgagor; when required, contents.
     Section 565.162 ‑ Annual statements to mortgagor; exceptions to furnishing.
     Section 565.163 ‑ Failure of mortgagee or agent to pay property taxes; liability for penalties or fees.
     Section 565.164 ‑ Adjustment to escrow account.
Act 103 of 1937 ‑ RECORDING REQUIREMENTS (565.201 - 565.203)
     Section 565.201 ‑ Requirements for recording with register of deeds.
     Section 565.201a ‑ Recording requirements; scrivener's name and address on recorded instruments.
     Section 565.202 ‑ Affidavit; contents.
     Section 565.203 ‑ Inapplicability of act.
Act 79 of 1915 ‑ STATEMENT OF MARITAL STATUS IN INSTRUMENTS CONVEYING OR MORTGAGING REAL ESTATE (565.221 - 565.221)
     Section 565.221 ‑ Written instruments conveying or mortgaging real estate; statement of marital status; refusal to receive instrument for record; recording affidavit showing marital status; record of instrument and affidavit; effect; instrument recorded without marital status shown; elapse of 10 years; evidence.
Act 198 of 1895 ‑ SEALING OF DEEDS AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS (565.231 - 565.232)
     Section 565.231 ‑ Instruments deemed sealed.
     Section 565.232 ‑ Seal of court, public officer, or corporation; methods of affixing; execution.
Act 63 of 1937 ‑ SEALS ON INSTRUMENTS AFFECTING REAL ESTATE (565.241 - 565.242)
     Section 565.241 ‑ Seals on instruments affecting real estate.
     Section 565.242 ‑ Seals on instruments affecting real estate; instruments previously recorded; construction.
Act 185 of 1895 ‑ Repealed-ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF WRITTEN INSTRUMENTS (565.251 - 565.256)
Act 57 of 1969 ‑ UNIFORM RECOGNITION OF ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ACT (565.261 - 565.270)
     Section 565.261 ‑ Uniform recognition of acknowledgments act; short title.
     Section 565.262 ‑ “Notarial acts” defined.
     Section 565.263 ‑ Authority of officer; authentication.
     Section 565.264 ‑ Certificate of person taking acknowledgment.
     Section 565.265 ‑ Certificate of acknowledgment; form acceptable.
     Section 565.266 ‑ Acknowledged before me; definition.
     Section 565.267 ‑ Statutory short forms of acknowledgment.
     Section 565.268 ‑ Acknowledgments unaffected by act.
     Section 565.269 ‑ Uniformity of interpretation.
     Section 565.270 ‑ Repeal.
Act 62 of 1877 ‑ ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF DEEDS OR OTHER INSTRUMENTS BY MARRIED WOMEN (565.281 - 565.282)
     Section 565.281 ‑ Acknowledgment by married woman.
     Section 565.282 ‑ Validation of acknowledgments.
Act 188 of 1881 ‑ UNRECORDED DEEDS (565.291 - 565.292)
     Section 565.291 ‑ Unrecorded deeds held by grantor; recording.
     Section 565.292 ‑ Unrecorded deeds; failure to record or deliver to grantee; penalty; civil liability.
Act 21 of 1837 ‑ LAND PATENTS (565.301 - 565.302)
     Section 565.301 ‑ Land patents; recording; existing records; validation, use as evidence.
     Section 565.302 ‑ Record of patent as evidence.
Act 59 of 1875 ‑ LOST DEEDS AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS (565.321 - 565.321)
     Section 565.321 ‑ Lost or destroyed instrument; recordation of certified transcript; procedure.
Act 71 of 1877 ‑ REPLACING DEED GIVEN AT JUDICIAL SALE (565.331 - 565.333)
     Section 565.331 ‑ New deed; execution and recording upon loss or destruction of deed given at judicial sale.
     Section 565.332 ‑ New deed; person to execute.
     Section 565.333 ‑ Notice of application; personal service, publication.
Act 237 of 1879 ‑ LAND CONTRACTS (565.351 - 565.361)
     Section 565.351 ‑ Land contract; acknowledgment; endorsement.
     Section 565.352 ‑ Land contract; execution and acknowledgment in another state.
     Section 565.353 ‑ Land contract; execution and acknowledgment in foreign country.
     Section 565.354 ‑ Land contract; recording, effect.
     Section 565.355 ‑ Repealed. 1998, Act 106, Imd. Eff. June 3, 1998.
     Section 565.356 ‑ Definitions.
     Section 565.357 ‑ Land contract mortgage as security to debt or obligation; rights and interests of vendor or vendee; encumbrance; applicability of act to real estate mortgage; act additional to existing rights and remedies.
     Section 565.358 ‑ Land contract mortgage; document; form; execution, acknowledgement, and recording; identification of encumbered interest; perfection of mortgage; priority.
     Section 565.359 ‑ Land contract mortgage; enforcement; foreclosure; additional remedies.
     Section 565.360 ‑ Nonmortgaging vendor or vendee; rights or remedies affected; duties; payments; conditions; duties of third party.
     Section 565.361 ‑ Payment and performance of contract obligations; conveyance of land; discharge of land contract mortgage or release of security assignment; failure or refusal to make conveyance or discharge; penalties; enforcement; title as marketable; subordination to other real estate interest.
Act 98 of 1883 ‑ FRAUDULENT CONVEYANCES (565.371 - 565.371)
     Section 565.371 ‑ Recording fraudulent conveyance of realty; penalty.
Act 216 of 1929 ‑ RECORDING AFFIDAVIT OF RENEWAL OF MORTGAGE (565.381 - 565.384)
     Section 565.381 ‑ Affidavit of mortgage renewal; recording.
     Section 565.382 ‑ Affidavit of mortgage renewal; time limitation, effect.
     Section 565.383 ‑ Effective date for preceding section.
     Section 565.384 ‑ Mortgage tax; effect of act.
Act 236 of 1929 ‑ RECORDING WAIVER OF PRIORITY OF MORTGAGE (565.391 - 565.391)
     Section 565.391 ‑ Waiver of mortgage priority; recording, fees.
Act 5 of 1873 ‑ RECORDING JUDGMENT AFFECTING TITLE TO REALTY (565.401 - 565.401)
     Section 565.401 ‑ Judgment relating to realty title; copy recordation; effect; social security number; removal.
Act 107 of 1895 ‑ RECORDING JUDGMENTS AND DECREES AS TO LANDS (565.411 - 565.412)
     Section 565.411 ‑ Judgment or decree affecting realty title; copy recordation.
     Section 565.412 ‑ Recording fee; disposal.
Act 133 of 1991 ‑ RECORDING TRUST AGREEMENT OR CERTIFICATE OF TRUST EXISTENCE AND AUTHORITY (565.431 - 565.436)
     Section 565.431 ‑ Instrument affecting interest in real property executed pursuant to express trust; copy of trust agreement or certificate of trust existence and authority.
     Section 565.432 ‑ Certificate of trust existence and authority; contents.
     Section 565.433 ‑ Certificate of trust existence and authority; execution; form.
     Section 565.434 ‑ Trust agreement or certificate of trust existence and authority; recording.
     Section 565.435 ‑ Protection afforded party relying on information in recorded certificate of trust existence and authority; further examination of trust agreement.
     Section 565.436 ‑ Indexing of certificate of trust existence and authority.
Act 123 of 1915 ‑ RECORDING AFFIDAVITS AFFECTING REAL PROPERTY (565.451 - 565.453)
     Section 565.451 ‑ Repealed. 1965, Act 178, Imd. Eff. July 15, 1965.
     Section 565.451a ‑ Affidavit stating facts relating to matters affecting realty; recording.
     Section 565.451b ‑ Affidavit stating facts relating to matters affecting realty; perjury.
     Section 565.451c ‑ Affidavit stating fact relating to matters affecting realty; land description.
     Section 565.451d ‑ Correction of errors or omissions; affidavit.
     Section 565.452 ‑ Affidavit; register duties; fee; social security number.
     Section 565.453 ‑ Affidavit; use as evidence.
Act 172 of 1893 ‑ Repealed-DISCHARGE OF LIENS ON REAL ESTATE (565.481 - 565.482)
Act 20 of 1867 ‑ RECORDING OF DEEDS, MORTGAGES, AND INSTRUMENTS OF RECORD (565.491 - 565.492)
     Section 565.491 ‑ Instruments recordation; reproductions; delivery; social security number.
     Section 565.492 ‑ Conveyance made under court order; indexing, record as evidence.
Act 79 of 1841 ‑ GENERAL INDEX OF RECORDS (565.501 - 565.502)
     Section 565.501 ‑ General index of records; duties and compensation of register.
     Section 565.502 ‑ General index of records; compensation of register for indexing instruments.
Act 158 of 1887 ‑ FAILURE TO KEEP UP REQUIRED INDEXES (565.531 - 565.531)
     Section 565.531 ‑ Index; failure to keep up; forfeiture.
Act 54 of 1875 ‑ INSPECTION OF RECORDS AND FILES (565.551 - 565.551)
     Section 565.551 ‑ Records of register of deeds; inspection and examination; reproduction; social security numbers; removal.
Act 25 of 1836 ‑ RECORDS OF DEEDS AND OTHER CONVEYANCES (565.581 - 565.584)
     Section 565.581 ‑ County attached to another for judicial purposes; record of instruments; copying, copy as evidence; social security number; removal; "books" defined.
     Section 565.582 ‑ Application of preceding section.
     Section 565.583 ‑ Register; duties, fees.
     Section 565.584 ‑ Register; additional compensation.
Act 177 of 1879 ‑ TRANSCRIBING RECORDS OF DEEDS, MORTGAGES, AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS (565.591 - 565.591)
     Section 565.591 ‑ Failure or mistake in copying records for new county; copy of original; right to obtain, recording.
Act 21 of 1861 ‑ CONFIRMATION OF CERTAIN DEEDS AND INSTRUMENTS (565.601 - 565.604)
     Section 565.601 ‑ Deed executed according to law of place of execution; validity.
     Section 565.602 ‑ Married woman's joint deed with husband; validity.
     Section 565.603 ‑ Certificate of acknowledgment; effect of imperfection.
     Section 565.604 ‑ Land conveyances; statutory requirements defect; effect.
Act 191 of 1871 ‑ CONFIRMATION OF RECORD OF LETTERS OF ATTORNEY OR OTHER INSTRUMENT (565.631 - 565.632)
     Section 565.631 ‑ Power of attorney; record as evidence of execution and acknowledgment.
     Section 565.632 ‑ Destruction or loss of recorded instrument entitled to record in another county; transcript, recording, evidence.
Act 72 of 1875 ‑ Repealed-CONFIRMATION OF PUBLIC ACTS, RECORDS, SUITS, TAXES, AND OFFICIAL ACTS (565.651 - 565.652)
Act 53 of 1941 ‑ UNIFORM VENDOR AND PURCHASER RISK ACT (565.701 - 565.703)
     Section 565.701 ‑ Uniform vendor and purchaser risk act; provisions governing same deemed part of contract.
     Section 565.702 ‑ Construction of act; uniformity.
     Section 565.703 ‑ Uniform vendor and purchaser risk act; short title.
Act 286 of 1972 ‑ Repealed-LAND SALES ACT (565.801 - 565.835)
Act 123 of 2010 ‑ UNIFORM REAL PROPERTY ELECTRONIC RECORDING ACT (565.841 - 565.847)
     Section 565.841 ‑ Short title.
     Section 565.842 ‑ Definitions.
     Section 565.843 ‑ Electronic document or signature; satisfaction of recording requirement; acceptance by register of deeds not required.
     Section 565.844 ‑ Establishment of standards by electronic recording commission; powers of county register of deeds; acceptance of paper documents; placement of entries in index; electronic documents recorded before establishment of standards.
     Section 565.845 ‑ Electronic recording commission; creation; membership; terms; vacancy; removal; meetings; quorum; business conducted at public meeting; writing subject to freedom of information act; compensation; establishment of standards.
     Section 565.846 ‑ Application and construction of act.
     Section 565.847 ‑ Federal electronic signatures; limitation of act.
Act 34 of 2011 ‑ TRANSFER FEE COVENANTS ATTACHING TO NONRESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY (565.881 - 565.884)
     Section 565.881 ‑ Definitions.
     Section 565.882 ‑ Transfer fee covenant; effect.
     Section 565.883 ‑ Lien as void.
     Section 565.884 ‑ Action to clear title; other equitable relief; attorney fees and costs.
Act 35 of 2011 ‑ TRANSFER FEE COVENANTS ATTACHING TO RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY (565.891 - 565.894)
     Section 565.891 ‑ Definitions.
     Section 565.892 ‑ Transfer fee covenant; effect.
     Section 565.893 ‑ Lien as void.
     Section 565.894 ‑ Action to clear title; other equitable relief; attorney fees and costs.
Act 348 of 1990 ‑ PRIORITY OF MORTGAGES (565.901 - 565.906)
     Section 565.901 ‑ Definitions.
     Section 565.902 ‑ Priority of future advance mortgage.
     Section 565.903 ‑ Priority of recorded mortgage amended to become future advance mortgage.
     Section 565.903a ‑ Priority of residential future advance mortgage.
     Section 565.904 ‑ Priority of future advance mortgage over another interest in property recorded prior to April 1, 1991.
     Section 565.905 ‑ Applicability of act.
     Section 565.906 ‑ Effective date.
Act 92 of 1993 ‑ SELLER DISCLOSURE ACT (565.951 - 565.966)
     Section 565.951 ‑ Short title.
     Section 565.952 ‑ Applicability of seller disclosure requirements.
     Section 565.953 ‑ Seller disclosure requirements; exceptions.
     Section 565.954 ‑ Written statement; delivery; time limits; compliance; terminating purchase agreement within certain time limits; expiration of right to terminate.
     Section 565.955 ‑ Liability for error, inaccuracy, or omission; delivery as compliance with requirements of act; conditions.
     Section 565.956 ‑ Disclosures; inaccuracy as result of action, occurrence, or agreement after delivery; unknown or unavailable information; basis.
     Section 565.957 ‑ Disclosure; form.
     Section 565.958 ‑ Availability of copies.
     Section 565.959 ‑ Additional disclosures.
     Section 565.960 ‑ Disclosure; good faith.
     Section 565.961 ‑ Other obligations created by law not limited.
     Section 565.962 ‑ Disclosure; amendment.
     Section 565.963 ‑ Disclosure; manner of delivery.
     Section 565.964 ‑ Transfer not invalidated by noncompliance.
     Section 565.965 ‑ Liability of agent.
     Section 565.966 ‑ Effective date.