CHAPTER 327

AUTHORIZING NEW MORTGAGE INDICES IN KENT COUNTY

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE RECORDER OF DEEDS IN AND FOR KENT COUNTY TO MAKE NEW INDICES FOR MORTGAGES.

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

Section 1. That the Recorder of Deeds in and for Kent County be and he is hereby authorized and required to make, or cause to be made, pursuant to the Campbell System of Indices, complete indices, both mortgagor and mortgagee, of all the unsatisfied mortgages recorded in his office. In making said indices, the record of said mortgagees shall be examined to ascertain the satisfaction of all mortgages. The Recorder of Deeds is authorized to procure such books as shall be necessary and proper for that purpose, the cost of which shall be paid by the Levy Court of Kent County.

Section 2. That the Levy Court of Kent County be and it is hereby authorized and directed to appoint, from among the members of the Kent County Bar, two (2) commissioners, who shall examine said indices after the said Recorder of Deeds shall have completed the same and if they approve the correctness of said indices, they shall certify their approval on each record thereof and upon said certification said indices shall become and be the indices of all the unsatisfied mortgages in said County as the same are of record in the office of said Recorder of Deeds.

Section 3. That the said Recorder of Deeds shall receive for his services in making said indices a just and reasonable compensation to be determined and paid by the Levy Court of Kent County upon having filed with it the certification of said commissioners of their approval of said indices. The Recorder of Deeds is also authorized to employ necessary clerical assistance as a compensation to be determined and paid by the Levy Court of Kent County. The said commissioners shall also receive for their services a just and reasonable compensation to be determined by and paid by the Levy Court of Kent County.

Approved June 5, 1951.