TITLE 10

Courts and Judicial Procedure

Organization, Powers, Jurisdiction and Operation of Courts

CHAPTER 19. GENERAL PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO COURTS AND JUDGES

Subchapter IV. Judicial Records and Indices; Kent County


Whenever the index or indices of any record of the office of the Register of Wills of Kent County, or of any record of the office of the Recorder of such County, or of any record of the Court of Chancery in and for such County, needs renewing, revising, altering or recopying, or any of such records not being sufficiently indexed are in need of a new or better system of ascertaining its contents, or needs renewing for purposes of preservation, the Superior Court in and for such County may order that a renewed, revised, altered, recopied or sufficient index or indices be made for any of the records of the Register of Wills or Recorder; the Court of Chancery in and for such County may order that a renewed, revised, altered, recopied or sufficient index or indices be made for any of the records of the Court of Chancery.

10 Del. C. 1953, § 1966; 52 Del. Laws, c. 305; 66 Del. Laws, c. 185, § 4.;

Whenever a new index or indices are made under this subchapter for the records of judgments, mechanics' liens, foreign or domestic attachments, mortgages or recognizances, the new index or indices shall omit all such as have been fully and legally satisfied. No other change shall be made in the manner or system of keeping any index except by order of the court so doing.

10 Del. C. 1953, § 1967; 52 Del. Laws, c. 305.;

Whenever an order is made under this subchapter for the making of any index or indices, the officer in charge of the records for which such index or indices are to be made shall make or cause the same to be made, pursuant to the provisions of this subchapter and such order. The officer may procure all books necessary for such purpose, the cost of which shall be paid by the Levy Court of Kent County.

10 Del. C. 1953, § 1968; 52 Del. Laws, c. 305; 70 Del. Laws, c. 186, § 1.;

Whenever it is directed that any index or indices shall be made as provided in this subchapter, the Judges of the Superior Court of the State in and for Kent County shall appoint 2 commissioners. The commissioners shall examine such index or indices, and, if they approve of the execution and exactness thereof, they shall certify the same to be a true and correct index or indices. After such certification, the index or indices shall become and be the index or indices of Kent County in lieu of those theretofore in use.

10 Del. C. 1953, § 1969; 52 Del. Laws, c. 305.;

After the commissioners appointed under § 1969 of this title have certified the indices, the Levy Court of Kent County shall pay to the officer by whom the indices have been made, and to the commissioners, a just and reasonable compensation for their services, to be fixed by the Levy Court upon the application of such officer and commissioners. With each application, there shall be presented to the Levy Court, a sworn itemized account of the time spent and disbursements made, if any, by the officer or commissioners, as the case may be, in and about the preparation or examination of the records or indices so made or examined by them.

10 Del. C. 1953, § 1970; 52 Del. Laws, c. 305.;

Repealed by 66 Del. Laws, c. 185, § 5, effective Oct. 1, 1987.;

Repealed by 77 Del. Laws, c. 36, effective May 27, 2009.;