CHAPTER 299

NEW CASTLE COUNTY - REGISTER OF WILLS AND RECORDER OF DEEDS TO REPORT CONVEYANCES

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 44 OF THE REVISED, CODE OF THE STATE.OF. DELAWARE; 1935, AS: AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DUTY OF THE RECORDER OF DEEDS AND THE REGISTER OF WILLS OF NEW CASTLE COUNTY TO REPORT CONVEYANCES AND DEVISES OF REAL ESTATE.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That Section 15, Chapter 44 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, as amended, being Code Section 1272, be and the same is hereby further amended by striking out all of the said Section and substituting in lieu thereof a new Section, as follows:

1272. Sec. 15. Recorder of Deeds and Register of Wills to Report Conveyances, Devises and Descent of Real Estate:--It shall be the duty of the Recorder of Deeds to furnish to the Board of Assessment a proper description of each and every parcel of real estate in New Castle County which is conveyed by deed. In addition, the Recorder of Deeds shall furnish to the Board of Assessment the date of conveyance, the names of the Grantor and Grantee, and, if known to him, the address of the Grantee. All the said information shall be furnished to the Board of Assessment within ten days after the date on which the deed is lodged for record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds. It shall be the duty of the Register of Wills to furnish a like return to the Board of Assessment of all property devised or descending by virtue of will or by operation of law in so far as the records of his office shall enable him to do. The Register of Wills shall furnish such information within ten days' after the filing in. his office of inventory and appraisement. And it shall be the duty of the Board of Assessment to procure and keep such books and records as it-may deem necessary so that the ownership and description of any particular piece of real estate in New Castle County can, be readily ascertained.

Approved April 17, 1947.