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Subchapter VI. Judicial Records and Indices; Sussex County

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

10 Del. C. 1953, § 1980; 57 Del. Laws, c. 471; 66 Del. Laws, c. 185, § 8.;

Whenever a new index is made under this subchapter for the records of judgments, mechanics' liens, foreign or domestic attachments, mortgages or recognizances, the new index 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, § 1981; 57 Del. Laws, c. 471.;

Whenever an order is made under this subchapter for the alteration, revision or making of any index, a Judge of the Superior Court and the Court of Chancery of the County shall appoint 2 commissioners who shall make or cause to be made the index of such records, pursuant to the provisions of this subchapter. The commissioners may procure all books necessary for such purpose, the cost of which shall be paid by the County Council. The commissioners shall examine such index so made and shall certify the same to be true and correct. After such certification, the index shall become and be the index of Sussex County in lieu of those theretofore in use.

10 Del. C. 1953, § 1982; 57 Del. Laws, c. 471.;

After the commissioners appointed under § 1982 of this title have certified the indices, the County Council of Sussex County shall pay to the commissioners a just and reasonable compensation for their services, to be fixed by the County Council upon the application of such commissioners. With each application there shall be presented to the County Council a sworn itemized account of the time spent, expenses incurred and disbursements made, if any, by the commissioners in and about the preparation or examination of the records or indices so made or examined by them.

10 Del. C. 1953, § 1983; 57 Del. Laws, c. 471.;